Implant-retained dentures are a reliable and durable solution for individuals with multiple missing teeth. These dentures closely resemble traditional dentures in appearance but come with a significant advantage – they are firmly anchored in place by dental implants.
Many denture wearers struggle with the discomfort of loose-fitting dentures that can hinder their ability to eat and speak comfortably. Implant dentures offer a cost-effective and highly stable solution for these problems to give you back your smile. In some cases, our dentist may even be able to retrofit your existing denture with implants to enhance stability!
The first step in securing your denture with implants involves the surgical placement of the implants themselves. Dr. Scott Butts will work closely with a skilled and trusted oral surgeon to ensure these implants are optimally placed. The implant posts are small screws, and work to replace the tooth roots and give your smile a stable foundation. The number of implants needed varies depending on your specific requirements, but generally we recommend four to six dental implants per denture. After the implants are in place there is a healing period where they will integrate with your supporting bone. Following this healing period, your denture is attached to the implants to complete your treatment. The result is exceptional stability and functionality. Many patients find that their implant-retained dentures feel and function much like their natural teeth.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of implant-supported dentures in Holly Springs, North Carolina, or to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Butts, we invite you to call Avent Ferry Family Dentistry at 919-372-3400 today. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the information and care you need for a comfortable and effective dental solution.