Are Implant-Stabilized Dentures Right for You?

Niceville dentures secured with implants

What are dentures secured by implants?

Dentures secured by implants are anchored dentures held in place with permanent metal screws or posts. The metal posts are also called tooth implants or dental implants. Tooth implants can be used in many different ways. In this article, Smileology describes one application for tooth implants; the sturdy base for securing a denture to either the upper or lower arch.

How are the posts inserted?

The implants are first surgically implanted into the jaw bone.

The patient is then given time to heal with the posts in place. In the months after implantation, the post integrates with the jaw bone in a process called osseointegration.

Once healed, the tooth implant recipient returns for a final fitment of his/her new permanent dentures.

Who is a good candidate for dentures secured by implants?

When contemplating whether to get implant-secured dentures, traditional dentures, or some other restoration option, the number of teeth missing will be a determining factor. If you have suffered excessive tooth loss but still have good bone then you may be an appropriate candidate.

For patients with one or two missing teeth, an implant for each missing tooth may be a better option. Each post would have an abutment (connecting piece) and crown attached.

People with three or four adjacent missing teeth may consider two implants attached to a dental bridge. This configuration is similar to dentures secured but the bridge covers less gum tissue at the location.

If you live in Miramar Beach, Destin, or Niceville (where Smileology is located) we encourage you to book a consultation.

CONTACT SMILEOLOGY (TAP TO OPEN IN GOOGLE MAPS):

4400 E HIGHWAY 20 STE 101
NICEVILLE, FL 32578

850-331-3392

12273 EMERALD COAST PKWY W STE 117
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550

850-424-7887

1900 SOUTH FERDON BLVD #170
CRESTVIEW, FL 32536

850-897-4488

* THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT.
ADA Codes for New Patient Exam offer:

TEXT OUR OFFICE

Text message is limited to 160 characters.

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Enter your Name.
  2. Enter your Cell Phone Number, area code first
  3. Enter your text message in the box.
  4. Select which office you want to text.
  5. Click "Send Text"
  6. A copy of this text will be sent to the office and to your cell phone. The office's reply will also be sent to your cell phone where you can continue the text conversation.
Note: Mobile message and data rates from your cell phone carrier may apply.Close ClickToCall Button
NagiosCheckValue - Do not remove please