If you’re missing all of your teeth along a row, you may be tossing around the idea of getting dentures. While they’re a great tooth replacement solution for many patients, you may benefit more from a combination of dentures and dental implants in Moses Lake. By combining trusted, high-quality prosthetic work with a modern technique to secure them to your mouth, you can enjoy a variety of unique benefits when you choose implant-retained dentures. To learn more, you can schedule a consultation with our team by contacting our office.
Implant-retained dentures in Moses Lake are prosthetics that are attached to small titanium posts that are surgically placed below your gumline, called dental implants. After they’re secured in your mouth, they undergo a process called osseointegration, where they’re able to naturally fuse with your jawbone to provide a strong and stable foundation for our dentures. This feature also allows them to act like the roots of your natural teeth by providing necessary blood flow and stimulation to your jawbone, preventing it from deteriorating and changing the shape of your face. Once the process is complete and your dentures are attached to the implants, you’ll be able to enjoy a beautiful, natural-looking smile that’s healthy and strong.
Dental implants are a little different from traditional dentures because they have a few unique requirements in order for them to successfully function for a patient. Here are a few traits that typically make a good implant candidate:
The best way to learn whether you’re a good candidate is to schedule a consultation with your implant dentist in Moses Lake, Dr. Harder. If you aren’t a good candidate right away, we may suggest preparatory procedures to help make you one, such as a bone graft.
The process of getting implant-retained dentures typically takes place over the course of several months due to the fact that your implants will need to be allowed enough time to fuse with your jawbone. After your consultation with Dr. Harder, our team will refer you to one of the best oral surgeons in Grant County that we actively partner with to insert the implants. After that, you’ll return to our office so we can take impressions to craft your new dentures and secure them to your implants, completing your newly restored smile.
To learn more or start your journey, contact our office today to schedule a consultation!