If you think the only to achieve a full, complete smile is with traditional dentures, you’ll be pleased to know that at Family Dentistry Rick Redmond, you can obtain a more permanent, functional, and longer-lasting smile thanks to dental implants in Sylacauga. By combining implants and dentures, you can feel more confident about the stability of your smile. No more messy dental adhesives or accidental slippage. With an implant-retained denture, you can chew, eat, and speak more comfortably and confidently. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and find out how your life can change with dental implants.
When choosing implant-retained dentures, you will forgo the traditional gum-colored prosthetic that sits on top of your gums. Instead, Dr. Redmond will place between 4 and 6 dental implants into your jawbone, creating a firm and stable foundation for your denture. After spending 3-6 months healing and allowing the implants to fuse properly to your bone and surrounding tissue you’ll return to have your custom-made denture put into place.
Before you can move forward with implant-retained dentures, it will be necessary for Dr. Redmond to perform a thorough examination of your smile and oral structure. This includes your jawbone, which is crucial in order to receive dental implants. The bone must be strong enough to hold up your restoration, so if there are any weakened areas, it may be necessary for you to undergo a bone graft or sinus lift to add bone minerals to those particular areas.
Dr. Redmond will check your oral and overall health, jawbone density, and ask about any lifestyle habits that could hinder the success of your implant placement (i.e. smoking, diabetes, autoimmune disorders).
Should you have any signs of tooth decay or gum disease, your dentist in Sylacauga will recommend proper treatment before having your dental implants placed.
The first step in receiving an implant-retained denture is to have an initial consultation with Dr. Redmond. After he has thoroughly examined your smile and oral structure, he will take impressions of your jawbone and send them off to a dental lab where technicians will craft your personalized denture.
Finally, once you are finished healing properly, you will return to our office to have Dr. Redmond place your denture, which will complete your brand-new smile.
Although dental implant placement is a surgical procedure, the benefits of this type of restoration far outweigh the alternative methods of treatment (i.e. fixed bridge, dentures). Some of these include: