Are you looking for a solution that can give you a full set of new teeth in just one day? At our oral surgery clinic in Salt Lake City, we offer dentures, a traditional and affordable solution for those who have lost many or all of their natural teeth. Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that can be full or partial and made of various materials such as acrylic resin and metal. Our clinic offers a wide range of options that are customized to meet the needs of our patients.
If you are looking for a stable, lasting solution for replacing multiple missing teeth, or replacement dentures, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon may recommend implant-supported dentures. Implant-retained dentures are very similar in form to traditional dentures; however, they are stabilized by dental implants. Very often denture wearers complain that dentures become loose and “float” around the mouth, limiting their ability to eat and speak comfortably. Implant dentures are a cost-effective solution, and in many cases, we can retrofit an existing denture with implants.
The first step in anchoring your denture with dental implants is the placement of the implants. The dental implants, which are similar in appearance to screws, are surgically inserted into the jawbone in order to securely anchor your denture. While the specific number of implants required will depend on your individual needs, most cases require 4-6 dental implants per denture. Once the implants have been placed and allowed sufficient healing time, your denture is attached on top. This provides your denture with exceptional stability. In fact, many patients report that their implant-retained dentures feel and function more like their natural teeth.
For more information about implant-supported dentures and dental implants, and to schedule your next visit with our oral and maxillofacial surgeon, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.
If your dentures are causing problems with your ability to chew, speak, and smile, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons may recommend that you make the switch to implant-supported dentures. This appliance provides you with a stable replacement for your missing teeth and restores your confident, beautiful smile. Contact us today to learn more about implant-supported dentures, and to make your appointment with one of our surgeons.