I’m a denture wearer, and my jawbone has atrophied. Can I have dental implant treatment?
Our dental implant experts at Smile Design Dentistry consult with denture wearers every week about this situation. Over time, changes in jawbone tissue result in uncomfortable denture fit, instability, and oftentimes, poor appearance. Many patients throughout Florida want to avoid the need for periodic relining or a new denture due to bone resorption. They want the benefits of dental implant treatment.
Denture wearers can upgrade to a more stable denture retained on dental implants, and benefit from long term significantly increased stability, biting strength, and comfort. Due to today’s fine dental materials and methods, their denture will look entirely natural and give them a beautiful smile.
The new implant-retained denture will be held in place by a minimal number of implants that are optimally placed and angled to make maximum use of available bone tissue.
Even in cases where all of the biological teeth are missing and the patient has been wearing a full overdenture for a long time, a hybrid denture can be permanently retained on as few as 4 implants. The outer two dental implants are angled beneath the gum line to make them better situated to support the entire rear section of the denture.
Due to today’s materials and methods, patients who have worn a partial denture and undergone jawbone resorption can have a multi-unit implant prosthesis to replace multiple teeth. If a bone graft is needed to develop bone tissue prior to implant treatment, our experts will create a successful treatment plan and help you achieve this.
The first step is to call Smile Design Dentistry and request a consultation with one of our dental implant experts located throughout Tampa Bay and Central Florida. Contact us today!