If you wear dentures, or are planning for dentures in the future, you may be worried about how removable dentures fit in the mouth. You’ve probably either experienced or heard stories about dentures moving around when you eat or talk. Many people find this very embarrassing and uncomfortable. But your Cincinnati dentist has a better solution: implant retained dentures.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically implanted into your jaw. These posts fuse to your jaw bone just like the root of a natural tooth. These implants offer a sturdy, secure place to attach a set of dentures.
How Do Implant Retained Dentures Work?
This type of secure denture option begins with your Cincinnati dentist placing four implants strategically positioned in your upper and/or lower jaw bone. After your dentist has placed your implants, they will need time to heal( intigration ). Once they are ready, your dentist will attach a set of custom dentures to the implants by snapping them into place on a fixture attached to the implants called a locator abutment. You can then remove these dentures by carefully unsnapping them.
The Benefits of Implant Retained Dentures
The main benefit of implant supported dentures is the security they offer. Forget denture creams and adhesives, those messy solutions are a thing of the past when your dentures are held securely in place by implants. You can chew and talk with ease knowing that your dentures will not shift or fall out of place.
How Do I Get Implant Retained Dentures?
It’s important to note the not all Cincinnati dentists offer dental implants. Because it is a special procedure, it takes a dentist who is trained and skilled in this type of restorative dental work. First, your dentist must determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants. You should be in good overall health, not be a smoker, and have sufficient jaw bone tissue to support the implants. If you do not have enough bone tissue, your dentist may be able to offer you a bone graft to build up enough bone for the implant to take root.
If you’d like dentures that stay in place, talk to your dentist about implant retained dentures. The dentists at Mt. Lookout Dentistry of Cincinnati, OH offer family, cosmetic, and implant dentistry to meet your needs. Schedule your appointment today by calling Drs Ben Gosnell, Bob Bertsch, David Croop and Brenda Bertsch (513) 871-2852 or www.mtlookoutdentistry.com or FaceBook.