No one ever expects to lose all their teeth, but it is a reality for over 35 million Americans. Despite the latest innovations in dentistry, tooth loss is a common problem. Traditionally, an arch of missing teeth is replaced using a denture. Although new advancements allow them to look and feel more natural than ever, they never truly mimic your own teeth. Now, you can invest in the next best thing to what nature gave you with dental implants in Aurora. You can secure your denture to your jawbone with dental implants.
Conventional dentures are made from an impression of your mouth, which is used to create a gum-colored acrylic base. Prosthetic teeth are attached for a natural-looking appearance. It is held in place using suction or an adhesive. Several improvements have been made to the process to ensure your comfort, but there will still be some limitations when mimicking your natural functions.
As an alternative, you can anchor your denture to your jawbone with strategically placed dental implants. They are surgically placed into your jaw to replace your tooth roots. This allows you to enjoy unmatched stability and several other benefits not possible with traditional dentures.
If conventional treatments did not give you the results you wanted, you may be a candidate for implant-retained dentures in Aurora. Generally, if you have good oral and general health, you are suitable for dental implants; however, you will need an initial consultation to ensure they are right for you. Besides a visual examination, you will need digital x-rays and a CT scan to assess your oral structures. Based on the information, you may need additional treatments, like bone grafting or a sinus lift before we can place your implant posts.
We use the images from your consultation to determine the precise placement for your implant posts. Sedation or anesthesia is used during your oral surgery to ensure your comfort. Your gum tissue is opened to expose your jawbone to drill smalls holes into it for each post. In some cases, we may fit you with a temporary denture the same day as your placement surgery, so you do not need to go without your teeth while you heal. If we do not, you need to wait a few months for your jawbone to heal. This creates a secure foundation for your new smile to restore as much as 70% of your biting force.
Dental implant posts allow you to enjoy several benefits, including:
You can overcome the challenges of tooth loss with the help of your dentist in Aurora. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.