Dentures have long been used to replace missing teeth. But even though dentures are custom fitted, they are prone to movement in the mouth, which makes chewing and speaking difficult and embarrassing. Implant-retained dentures allow patients to eat and speak properly without worrying that their dentures will slip or fall out. Patients with implant-retained dentures have small dental implants embedded in their jawbone. These implants fuse with the jawbone, providing an anchor for the dentures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for implant-retained dentures in Wichita, Kansas?
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Blake Lawlor to find out if you are a candidate for implant-supported dentures. You must have enough jawbone structure to support the implants to be a candidate. Our dentist will take X-rays and impressions of your teeth and gums to determine whether implant-retained dentures are a good choice for you.
What should I expect during the implant process?
The whole process takes many months to ensure the success of the procedure. During the healing process, the implant will fuse with the surrounding bone. Several months later, our dentist will place a cap called an abutment on top of each implant. These will allow the dentures to attach to your implants.
How should I care for my new implant-retained dentures?
Implant-retained dentures require daily cleaning, and proper home care. When properly cared for, dental implants can last for 25 or more years.
To learn more and to schedule an appointment, contact our dental office today.