Implant Retained Dentures for Dublin, OH Residents
Whether you are already a denture wearer, or you need a partial or full denture to replace missing teeth, an implant retained prosthetic will make your dentures more comfortable, more secure and more natural looking. Traditional dentures rest on top of the gums and are held in place by suction, the muscles of your tongue and cheeks and, if necessary, a denture adhesive. As the name implies, implant retained dentures are firmly held in place by dental implants.
With implant retained dentures, you’ll never have to worry about your dentures slipping, clicking or falling out of your mouth. Moreover, the implants not only secure your dentures, they stimulate healthy new bone growth, so you are less likely to experience the bone deterioration that often happens to people who wear traditional dentures. Dr. Buck or Dr. Burton will determine how many implants are appropriate—usually two to five—depending on whether you’ll be wearing a partial or full denture.
Different Types of Implant Retained Dentures
An implant retained denture has attachments that essentially snap on to the implants. The implant dentist at Distinctive Smiles in Dublin, OH, offers two types of implant supported dentures:
Bar-retained dentures have a thin metal bar that runs along your jaw and is attached to the implants. Clips or other attachments are positioned on the bar and your denture is securely fastened to these attachments.
Ball-retained dentures have metal attachments that rest on top of each one of the implants. These ball shaped attachments fit into sockets on your denture, thereby holding your prosthetic firmly in place.
The Implant Procedure
The first step to receiving your implant retained denture is a consultation with one of our dentists. If we determine that this tooth replacement is best for you, then you’ll be recommended to an oral surgeon for the precise placement of your titanium dental implants. Healing time from this surgery typically requires several months. As you heal, the biocompatible implants fuse with the surrounding bone tissue to form a firm foundation for your dentures. And during this healing process, you’ll wear a temporary denture.
Once you’ve completely healed, you'll return to our office in Dublin, OH, for Dr. Buck or Dr. Burton to place your implant retained dentures. We gently remove the gum tissue that has grown over your implants and place abutments as well as the bar or ball attachments to which your denture will fasten. When the procedure is complete, your partial or full denture will give you years of secure smiles, eating and talking.
Contact our Dublin, OH dental office if you’d like to learn more about implant retained dentures, or if you’d like to schedule a consultation with us. We look forward to helping you smile again.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Enjoy a lifetime of beautiful smiles by trusting your oral healthcare to Dr. Eric Buck and his staff. Call Distinctive Smiles of Dublin today to arrange your personal cosmetic dentistry consultation. Located in Dublin, OH, our dental office serves patients from many surrounding areas, serving Dublin, Hilliard, Powell, Plain City, Marysville, and all areas of Columbus. We look forward to meeting your dental needs with excellent care.