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.
Look Younger and Feel Better with Dental Implants
Dental implants are the closest replacement to natural teeth, both in appearance and feel. Additionally, jaw support from dental implants can help you retain a younger appearance. On the other hand, missing teeth can alter your jaw structure over time, leading to a sunken or sagging look in your cheeks. Also, without natural teeth or implants, your jaw bone can start deteriorating.
If you want to look younger and feel better, then dental implants are a perfect choice. Implant dentures feel like natural teeth when you talk, chew, drink, and laugh. In addition to feeling natural, these tooth replacements also dazzle your friends and family with their bright, young look.
Your Dentist for Implant Dentures
If you need dentures in Anchorage, consult a specialist about the best option for you and your lifestyle. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Crosby by calling us at (907) 277-1098 to get comfortable, beautiful implant dentures.