Implant-Retained Dentures – Rochester, NY
Restoring Your Full Smile with a Permanent Solution
Dentures are effective at restoring the look of your smile, but if you’re tired of sticky, messy adhesive and the fear of accidental slippage, let Vollo Dental Group use dental implants in Rochester to create implant-retained dentures! This permanent, stable, fully functional, and longer-lasting restoration will give you the confidence you need as well as the smile you’ve always dreamed of having. Our team of dental professionals uses state-of-the-art technology and the promise of complete comfort while building your new smile. Don’t wait and wonder about the possibility when you can get started today! Call us to schedule your appointment.
How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?
Implant-retained dentures require that your dentist use between 4 and 6 dental implants to secure your custom-made denture into place. Made of titanium, the implant posts are surgically placed into the jawbone and require between 3 and 6 months to heal completely. Once they’ve fused to your bone and surrounding tissues, you’ll return to have abutments placed and your finalized restoration secured.
Implant-retained dentures are a more superior option to dentures in Rochester because of their stability and permanence, both of which are reasons why so many people make the switch.
Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?
If you have good oral and overall health, a strong and sturdy jawbone, and you don’t smoke, you might just be an eligible candidate for implant-retained dentures; however, the only way to be sure if you let your dentist in Rochester perform a full examination.
There are situations where patients who have a weakened jawbone can still pursue treatment with implant-retained dentures, but they must first undergo a bone graft or sinus lift in order to add more support to the bone. Once that is completed and the bone is established as being stronger, then you and your dentist can begin to discuss the process for an implant-retained denture.
The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure
The first step in having implant-retained dentures placed is the initial consultation where Dr. Joseph or Dr. Katherine Vollo will discuss the procedure and the cost. After preparing a treatment plan, they will take impressions of your smile, which will be sent off for lab technicians to create the custom prosthetic that will live on top of your dental implants.
The next step will be to schedule the procedure. During this visit, we will administer local anesthesia to make you comfortable before our team makes small incisions in the gums to expose the jawbone and begin placing each implant. After carefully positioning them, we will close up the surgical sites and send you home to heal. For the next 3-6 months, osseointegration will need to occur in order for the implants to maintain stability going forward. Once the implants are fully fused to the bone and tissues, you will return for your third and final visit, which includes placing the abutments and implant-retained denture.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
- Improved facial appearance and increased confidence
- Greater stability
- Improved functionality
- Longer-lasting restoration
- Better oral health
- A natural look and feel
- No chance of decay
- Easy to maintain
- No food restrictions