Implants are artificial tooth roots. Holes are made into the jaw bones
and the artificial roots are placed and covered over. The implants then
heal and integrate with the jaw. After healing an artificial top is placed
into the implant containing an attachment for dentures.
implant provides a foundation to hold down a denture and hold it firmly
implants provide a stable foundation for a denture for someone who has
lost all of their natural teeth. It is estimated that implant supported
dentures will restore nearly 90% of chewing ability.
denture is difficult for many patients to wear and get used to. Sore spots
and difficulty chewing are caused when a denture moves around in the mouth.
Over time the dental ridges required to support a denture will shrink creating
a growing problem keeping dentures in place.
can be utilized to hold the denture in place. There will be a major improvement
in fit and function.
dentures require 2 implants to properly hold them in place for normal function,
one on each side. Additional implants, will provide additional stability.
implants are usually place for stability of lower dentures, implants can
also be place to add to the stability of upper dentures.
everything in life, there are always some disadvantages of implant treatment.
procedure has risks. Infection, reactions to the medications and anesthetics
are a couple of complications that can happen.
meticulous oral hygiene to prevent infection and loss
of implants is a surgical procedure
success rates of properly cared for implants is approximately 95%.
Patients who have dental
implants report the following benefits:
ability to chew
a healthier diet
and feel better about themselves.
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