Poorly made dentures can cause several issues. Not only do they leave you with an aged appearance, but they can also embarrassingly slip and limit the different kinds of foods that you can eat. With that, there is some good news. Not all dentures are created equal. There are several options if you are looking for better-fitting dentures, including The Denture Fountain of Youth™, which are explicitly handcrafted with your jaw in mind. If you are still worried about slippage and want to expand your food options, you may want to consider dentures secured by dental implants.
What are Implant Dentures?
Implant dentures, or implant-supported dentures, are a new set of teeth that are fused to your jawbone with dental implants. We surgically insert four titanium posts into your jaw. Once healed, they’ll hold your dentures in place. That’s right, no more slipping, avoiding your favorite foods, or whistling when you talk! Just secure, beautiful teeth that act like natural teeth.
We use titanium because it’s a biocompatible material. That’s important because dental implants are long-lasting—they can last a lifetime if cared for properly. That means brushing twice a day and using a water flosser to ensure no bacteria build up around your dentures. And, of course, visit your Columbia implant dentist as recommended.
The dental implant process could take anywhere from four to six months. First, we’ll consult with you and perform an examination to ensure that your mouth and gums are healthy. If we find gum disease, we’ll treat it before continuing. Dental implants require you to have adequate jawbone density. If we find that your jawbone density is low, we can talk about a bone graft or another option to fit your needs, like FOY® Dentures.
After the surgery, you’ll need time to heal, but don’t worry—we won’t leave you without teeth! You’ll wear traditional dentures while they heal. After 4-6 months of healing, we’ll secure your implant dentures to your implants.