If you’re missing all or most of your teeth, you‘re probably already familiar with some of the disadvantages that an incomplete smile can cause. However, there are even additional health issues that can occur without replacing your teeth. Of your options for replacing your smile, none are better than implant-retained dentures. With this option, we can replace all of your teeth with the stability and health benefits of dental implants in Tysons Corner & Potomac. Keep reading to learn more about this option and how you can benefit from it.
Implant-retained dentures work by combining the benefits of dental implants and dentures. An average of 4 dental implants are placed in your jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots and supports for your denture. After they have integrated with your bone, we can mount a custom-made denture on top for a permanent, strong, stable, and beautiful smile. The key difference is that this allows your dentures extreme support to give you unmatched feel and function, whereas traditional dentures rely on suction to stay in place.
The best way to know with certainty whether you’re a candidate for implant-retained dentures is to call our office for a consultation. One of our experienced dentists will carefully examine your smile, the condition of your oral health, how many teeth you’re missing, and the strength of your jawbone. After a thorough examination, we will be able to confidently recommend implant-retained dentures as an option. However, most patients that could benefit from implant-retained dentures have:
Receiving implant-retained dentures is a multistep procedure that results in a strong and aesthetically pleasing full smile replacement. First, you will come into our office for a consultation. Once we’ve ensured that you’re a good candidate for this treatment, we will schedule your surgery. We will make small incisions in your gums to reveal your bone, drilling tiny holes to make room for your dental implants. Once they’re placed, we will wait around 3 to 4 months for your implants to integrate into your jawbone. Lastly, you’ll come back into our office for the placement of your denture. While this process may sound lengthy, the treatment time is well-worth the lifelong benefits of dental implants.
We offer implant-retained dentures because of the various benefits that they bring our patients, including: