Atlanta, Georgia Center
for Dental Implants - Dentures
Over time, as you wear the denture you had made for
tooth replacement, you lose the boney structure that supports your soft
tissues. Because your soft tissues make contact with your
dentures, they too will start to recede with the bone, this will leave
you in a continuous state of adjustment, discomfort and difficulty with
everyday functions like speaking, chewing and smiling.
- Implant supported cosmetic dentures provide
support and fixation so you can comfortably speak, chew, and smile.
- They keep your upper and lower gums from
receding which prevents facial shape changes like the shrunken look
to maintain a flattering cosmetic dentistry effect.
Some questions to ask about dental implants for Dr.
How many dentures implants should you consider?
Usually the minimum number is 4 implants under an upper or lower
denture, but some patients have more placed to make the denture or
bridge more stable.
It is important to have the best new dentures made
before you start with your dental implant systems. This
establishes the aesthetics; including shape, length, and color of your
teeth and establishes proper vertical dimension. A youthful
appearance achieved through correct facial dimensions, filling out the
lips, cheeks and face. The new denture also serves as a template
for the location and placement of implants. Cosmetic dentistry is
both a science and an art and Dr. is adept at both. Although
Dr. prices are very competitive, you will not be getting a
cheap dental implant. After evaluating your mouth, Dr. will
provide you with a treatment plan and prices for your anchor dental
implants and dentures. Your cost will be an affordable investment
in your health, combined with the cosmetic effect you desire.
Dental implants have been found to have very little
discomfort, and certainly less pain than a tooth extraction. Many
doctors offer different levels of sedation and/or anesthesia to make you
comfortable. The post operative discomfort reported by most
patients is very minimal and usually only requires an analgesic (ibuprophen)
Under normal conditions, Dr. wants to let
your implant heal approximately 3-4 months before they put them into
function under your denture. This allows the titanium material and
surface of the implant to integrate with your bone and gives the
implants to integrate with your bone and gives the implants the best
chance of lasting you a lifetime. Dr. does not do the same
day dental implants procedure when dentures are involved.
Dental implants can last a lifetime for most people
if they stay healthy and follow the denture care and maintenance
requirements. While you will continue to maintain your denture the
same way, you will also need to brush the implant abutments daily and
visit your dentist annually for a cleaning and check up.
Usually a classic denture over 2 implants is the
least expensive and least complicated restoration. As you add more
implants and crowns to create a restoration that looks and acts like
real teeth, the treatment becomes more complicated and more expensive.
Talk to Dr. Bruce and let him evaluate your mouth and give you all
the options and prices, and you can make the decision that best suits
your needs and budget.
Cosmetic dental implants have helped millions of
people regain their chewing ability, speech and smile. It is a
predictable and safe procedure that has been performed hundreds of times
by Dr. at his dental implant center. Dental implants have been in
existence for over 30 years and will continue to be one of the most
popular voluntary dental procedures performed well into the future