What are Implant Dentures?
Implant dentures are a type of denture that tightly secure to your jawbone. In order to implant your denture, Dr. Crosby will insert small titanium posts into your jaw, which then connects your replacement teeth to your bone. Because of this structure, both your jaw and smile grow stronger.
Sometimes, traditional dentures will slide out of place. Because your jaw doesn’t have the structure it needs, it will lose bone tissue over time. In these cases and other similar instances, we place mini-implants to secure your smile. With mini-implants, our dental team can securely fasten your dentures to your jaw. However, we cannot perform any bone grafting with this treatment. Generally, we only use mini-implants when there is no room for regular implants.
Hybrid implants are a wonderful solution for your smile and your budget. With just four implants, you can secure a full arch of teeth to your jaw. Therefore, you can have secure, fully functioning implant dentures with a shorter recovery time and less money out of your pocket.
If you want the ability to remove your dentures but hate the slipping and shifting, then implant-retained dentures are right for you. You can completely remove these dentures when you need to but also snap them onto four implant posts when you want. This makes these dentures perfect for both security and comfort. Whether you need new dentures or want to make your current dentures more secure, implant-retained dentures could save you from the embarrassment and discomfort of slipping dentures.
The Implant Denture Procedure
When you visit us at Dr. Richard Crosby General & Cosmetic Dentistry, we will sit down with you to discuss your denture needs. If you decide to get implant dentures, we will schedule an appointment for your procedure.
First, we will use our advanced technology to perform a CT scan on your smile. With this scan, we will detect the strength and health of your jawbone. In some cases, we will recommend mini-implants instead of full implants. In other cases, though, we will perform a bone graft to preserve or increase the amount of bone available.
After assessing your jaw bone and making adjustments as needed, we will place a titanium post in your jaw. Once it heals, the post acts as the new root of your tooth. Therefore, we can place a dental crown or set of full dentures on top of this post.
Dental Implants FAQs
Dr. Richard Crosby and the dental team at Dr. Richard Crosby General & Cosmetic Dentistry in Anchorage, Alaska, are thrilled to offer innovative tooth replacement options for people looking for a permanent solution to the temporary problem of missing teeth. Whether you just have a few missing teeth or a whole mouth of teeth that needs to be restored, you’re in the right place.
Get Your Smile Back with Dental Implants
Dental implants in Anchorage are hugely popular because they’re an excellent way to replace missing teeth with implants that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Your smile will return, and your confidence will soar as you grab life by the horns and start thriving again!
No more covering your mouth with your hand out of embarrassment and eliminating your favorite foods from your diet. Dental implants in Anchorage allow you to enjoy a full mouth of beautiful teeth that can last a lifetime when well cared for with good oral hygiene at home and regular checkups with Dr. Crosby, your Anchorage dental implant dentist.
Here are some of the most common questions we get about dental implants. If you have unanswered questions, please don’t hesitate to call Dr. Crosby and his amazing team in Anchorage. We can answer your questions and schedule you for a dental implant consultation. If Dr. Crosby determines you’d be a good candidate for this wonderful tooth replacement option, we can begin working immediately.