Your children and grandchildren are coming over and you are in a little bit of a panic. It’s not because your place is a mess, or that you don’t know how to keep them occupied all weekend. Your dentures have been moving around in your mouth all week, and it’s been really difficult to eat and talk. The last thing you want is for them to fall out. Denture cream just isn’t working anymore, you want a more permanent solution. Dental implants in Silver Lake could be exactly what you’re looking for.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dentures are usually fitted to a patient’s mouth along their gums. Even if it is just a partial set of dentures, a big factor determining the hold is how they bond to the gum line. Once a patient has lost a number of teeth, gums tend to recede as the body naturally limits blood flow to the jaw and gums. This can change how the dentures fit over time, which can lead to discomfort and a lack of security. Some will turn to denture cream to fill in the gap, but this will eventually not work as the gums continue to change. The most complete way to restore a large amount of teeth is with mini denture implants. Mini denture implants are able to fully restore a missing tooth from root to crown. These implants are then used to anchor the dentures so they are not only held in place by the gums. Mini dental implants are composed of 3 basic parts:
- A titanium root
- A metal connector, or abutment
- A porcelain crown
This new root is what supports the new tooth, which will in turn support the new dentures. It is firmly implanted into the jaw bone to recreate the hold and strength of a natural tooth. It also helps stimulate blood flow to the gums, which decreases the rate at which they change and assuring the fit of the dentures remains more constant. The porcelain crown replicates the tooth above the gum line. The high quality ceramic ensures it is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. These two elements are held together by the abutment. Mini dental implants have the advantage of requiring less healing time than standard implants, thus ensuring you can get your dentures faster.
How Can I Get Mini Denture Implants?
The first step to getting mini denture implants is to visit Dr. Michel. He will give your teeth a full examination and determine if mini denture implants are right for you. If they are, the process takes 4 basic steps:
- You will be referred to an oral surgeon who will actually implant the titanium roots into your gums.
- You will be given a few months to heal while the roots firmly bond with your jawbone.
- You will return to Dr. Michel so he can place the crowns in your mouth
- Michel will them fit your new dentures onto the crowns
Mini denture implants can be used for partial, or complete dentures. It usually takes about 4-6 implants to hold a full set of denture. Implant dentures are one of the most complete ways to restore your missing teeth. The use of implants to hold the dentures ensures they will not move while in your mouth, giving you the security you need.
Are They Right For Me?
If you have dentures in Silver Lake and are looking to improve them, come see us at Michel Dental. You don’t have to compromise when it comes to your smile, so come see us today so we can get started helping you.