Implant-Retained Dentures – Orlando, FL
Secure Your Smile with Dental Implants
Despite several advancements in dentistry, complete tooth loss is a reality for 35 million Americans. If you do not have any remaining teeth, you have probably given traditional dentures a try. Although they gave you a convenient solution to replace your teeth, they do not feel natural. Dr. John Russo can help you enjoy the next best thing to your natural teeth using the security of dental implants in Orlando. You will invest in your quality of life using an option that can last for several decades.
How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?
Traditional dentures rely on suction or an adhesive to hold them to your gum tissue. Despite new innovations to improve their fit, you will always deal with some degree of slipping and irritation. You can regain as much as 70% of your biting force by anchoring your denture to your jawbone with dental implants. On average, 4 implant posts attach your denture to your jaw.
Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?
If you are tired of the disadvantages of traditional tooth replacement options, you may be a candidate for implant-retained dentures in Orlando. You need a comprehensive consultation with your dentist in Orlando, Dr. Russo, to ensure they are right for you.
Generally, if you have good oral and general health, you are a candidate for them. Besides a visual examination, Dr. Russo also uses a CT scan to assess the health of your jawbone to make sure it can support your posts. This is also necessary to pinpoint the precise location for your dental implants.
The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure
After your initial consultation to create a customized treatment plan, you are scheduled for your implant placement surgery. Sedation or anesthesia is used to promote a comfortable experience as your gum tissue is opened to expose your jawbone. Small holes are drilled into your bone to insert each post. Special fixtures are placed on each post to connect your denture.
In some cases, you can be fitted for a temporary denture the same day of your placement surgery, so you do not need to go without your teeth. After your jawbone fuses to the posts a few months later, you are given your custom-made denture. It is carefully crafted to look natural, so no one will tell it is not your real teeth.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
Securing your denture with dental implants allows you to enjoy several benefits you cannot achieve using traditional methods, including:
- Over a 95% success rate.
- Looks and feels natural.
- Preserves your jawbone.
- Protects your facial structures.
- No slipping or irritation.
- Can last for several decades.
Complete Your Smile Today!
If you are missing all or most of your natural teeth, Dr. Russo has the solutions for you. Besides replacing an entire arch with implant-retained dentures, he can treat several consecutive missing teeth with an implant-supported bridge. Dr. Russo evaluates your severity of tooth loss to create the customized treatment plan you need to complete your smile.
Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for implant-retained dentures.