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Implant-Retained Dentures – Marietta, GA

Secure Your Denture with Dental Implants

Older man with implant-supported denture in Marietta.If you’ve experienced significant tooth loss in one or both arches, you’re not alone. In fact, an estimated 35 million Americans don’t have any remaining natural teeth. Previously, the only option to replace your missing teeth involved a traditional denture. Although they’ve undergone several enhancements to improve their fit and function, they will always have their limitations. You’re not out of options. You can enjoy a close replica of your real teeth using implant-supported dentures in Marietta. At Leading Edge Dentistry, we’ll stabilize your smile using the security of dental implants.

How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?

Model of implant-retained denture.A traditional full denture is made from a digital impression of your mouth to create a custom-fit base that’s held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive. While this offers a convenient solution, it won’t feel natural, and you’ll need to have it replaced every few years.

As an alternative, we can anchor your denture to your jawbone using 4 to 10 dental implants. This does more than just stabilize your denture. It also replaces the roots of your teeth, allowing you to enjoy several advantages, like a nearly perfect success rate.

Am I A Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?

If you’ve experienced significant tooth loss and a traditional denture didn’t give you the results you wanted, you might be a candidate for an implant-retained denture. We’ll need to perform a thorough consultation to review your oral, medical, and lifestyle history. We’ll also review a CT scan to ensure your jawbone can support the dental implants. In some cases, we might recommend additional procedures before your placement surgery, like periodontal therapy or bone grafting. This ensures your new smile has the healthy foundation it needs to thrive.

The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure

Older woman with implant denture holding an apple.

Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants will require a multi-step treatment process that will take several months; however, it’s time well-spent because your new smile can last for decades.

After you’ve healed from any previous treatments, you’re scheduled for your placement surgery. Sedation or anesthesia is used to ensure your comfort as titanium implant posts are surgically placed into your jawbone. You’ll spend the next several weeks healing as your jawbone fuses to the posts through a process called osseointegration.

Once your jaw has healed, special fixtures are placed on each post and your custom-made denture is attached. You can chew, speak, and smile confidently knowing it looks and feels natural.

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

Using dental implants to secure your denture offers several benefits, including:

Rebuild Your Smile Today!

You don’t need to settle for anything less than the best. If you’re ready to enjoy a close replica of your natural smile, it’s time to see if you’re a candidate for an implant-retained denture. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for dental implants.

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