Unlike traditional dentures, getting implant dentures takes multiple appointments over the course of several months to a year. However, the advantages they deliver are well worth the wait!
After Dr. Mueller confirms that implant dentures are right for you, he’ll refer you to one of our trusted oral surgeons in the area. During the surgery, your mouth is numbed, your gums are opened up, and the implants are inserted at certain locations and angles. Over the next few months, your jawbone grows around the implants. When this process is complete, abutments or attachments are placed that will secure the denture. Lastly, your custom denture is created and placed.
While implant dentures initially require more time and money, they offer the following long-term benefits:
Increased stability (they won’t slip or fall out at inopportune times)
Renewed biting and chewing force
A smile that looks as natural as it feels
A denture that should never feel loose or uncomfortable
No gum irritation or sores
Prevention of jawbone deterioration after tooth loss