Implant-Retained Dentures – South Hadley, MA
Discover the Security of Dental Implants
Are you among the 35 million adults in the United States who do not have any remaining natural teeth on the top or bottom arch? You have probably tried traditional dentures to restore your ability to chew and speak with ease; however, they never really felt natural. Now, you can enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth using dental implants in South Hadley. Implant-retained dentures are anchored to your jawbone, so you never need to worry about slipping or irritation again.
How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?
Traditional dentures are held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive. Despite several advancements to their aesthetics and fit, they do not mimic your natural teeth as well as you would like. We can help you get the results you want with implant-retained dentures.
An average of 4 implant posts are surgically placed into your jawbone to anchor your denture. This restores as much as 70% of your biting force, so you can eat your favorite foods again and smile confidently.
Am I A Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?
Generally, if you have good oral and general health, you are a candidate for implant-retained dentures in South Hadley; however, you still need a comprehensive consultation to ensure they are right for you.
Besides a visual examination, we also take digital x-rays and a CT scan to assess your oral structures. This is necessary to ensure there are no factors that negatively impact the long-term success of your new smile. We also use the images to pinpoint the precise location for the placement of your posts.
The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure
After your consultation, you are scheduled for your placement procedure, which does require an oral surgery. A sedative or anesthetic is used to ensure your comfort. Your oral surgeon opens your gum tissue to expose your jawbone to drill a small hole for each post. An abutment is attached to each post to connect a temporary denture, so you do not need to go without teeth while you heal.
It takes several weeks for your jawbone to fuse to the posts. After adequate healing, we fit you with your custom-made denture that is carefully crafted from high-quality, durable material.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
Dental implants are the only treatment to replace the root of your tooth, allowing you to enjoy several benefits that are not possible with a traditional denture:
- Over a 95% 10-year success rate.
- Your jawbone fuses to the posts to eliminate slipping and irritation.
- All-ceramic material makes your new teeth look natural.
- Preserves your bone density in your jaw.
- Supports your facial structures to prevent sagging of your skin and premature wrinkles.
- Cost-effective, long-term solution that can last for several decades.
- Easy maintenance and care.
Complete Your Smile Today
Newton Street Dental strives to give you the solutions you need to improve your quality of life. We provide affordable dental implants in South Hadley to complete your smile. Contact our office today to see if implant-retained dentures are right for you.