Today, implants have become the top choice for reconstructing one or more missing teeth, and it’s not hard to understand why. They offer patients countless valuable benefits, from revitalizing oral health to seamless aesthetic quality to exceptional durability that can last for a lifetime. Here in Silver Lake and Topeka, our dentists would like nothing more than to be your trusted support through this process, working closely with a specialist for the surgical procedure and then providing strong, custom-made restorations as the finishing touch.
Once it’s been determined that you’re a viable candidate for mini denture implants, the first step towards regaining your beautiful, complete smile is to have the implant(s) surgically placed into your jawbone. In order to make sure the implants are accurately positioned, we’ll take digital X-rays of your mouth and jaw.
Implants can be placed in either or both the upper and lower jaw bone tissue to firmly hold dentures in place. One of our partner specialists will strategically position each implant to take full advantage of the most bone density so you can be sure your implants will be secure.
When this process is complete, a period of time will be needed for your mouth to heal and for your new mini denture implant(s) to form a strong bond with your natural tissue. As the name implies, mini implants are somewhat smaller than traditional ones, so the healing time required is usually shorter by comparison. However, we will want to be certain that your implants are firmly set before placing your permanent dentures.
Once you’re healed, you’ll return to either our Topeka or Silver Lake office to receive your new, custom-made denture. In some cases, patients can have this restoration placed on the same day as the initial surgery!
Implant supported dentures can be used for a partial denture that replaces a few teeth or full dentures that restore an entire arch of teeth. In either case, you’ll no longer need to worry about your denture slipping, clicking, or even falling out because it will be firmly attached to your jawbone.
Once your implant supported dentures are in place, you’ll care for your new teeth just as you would your natural ones. Brush at least twice a day with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, and be sure to floss every day, too; plaque can build up on dentures just as well as natural teeth and put you at risk for gum disease.
These prosthetics can provide the sturdy and confident fit many denture patients are sorely missing. Both fixed and removable options are available depending on your preference. Contact Michel Dental today at either of our convenient locations to schedule an implant consultation!
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