Saint Louis Dentures Dentists Review Process Of Getting Implant Stabilized Dentures

Written by Dr. Grayem on Nov 27, 2012

If you already have dentures that you love, or if you know that you want to replace missing teeth with a denture, then implant-stabilized dentures might be perfect for you. Our Saint Louis dentures dentists use implant roots to make dentures more comfortable, natural looking, and secure.

So let’s learn more about how dental implant roots can be used with dentures for exceptional results.

If you already have dentures, our dental team will take a look at them to see

1. how they fit now

2. whether they can be retrofitted to be compatible with implant roots

3. how many implant roots will likely be necessary to stabilize the denture

If it turns out that you are a good candidate for implant stabilized dentures, our dental team will plot out where along your gum line we will surgically insert the implant roots. Generally, it takes only about four implants to keep a full denture in place.

The dentures that you use with your implant roots will be specially designed on the bottom, so that the denture will fit snugly into place over the implant roots that extend out of your gum tissue. Once the implant is in place, it will be attached permanently in your smile.

An implant-stabilized denture allows the patient to speak naturally, and eat and drink easily. These dentures also look natural; you don’t have to worry about them sliding around or popping out of your mouth when you’re going through your daily life.

If you want to learn more about all of your tooth replacement options, including dentures and dental implants, please feel free to contact our Saint Louis dentures dentists at your convenience. And please know that no matter how many teeth you are currently missing, our dental team can help you reclaim a beautiful and strong smile.