Implant 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 implant dentures in Rochester to create a fully restored smile! 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 of when you can get started today! Call us to schedule your appointment.
What Are Implant Dentures?
Implant 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 dentures are a more superior option to traditional dentures because of their stability and permanence, both of which are reasons why so many people make the switch.
You can expect when meeting with your dentist to discuss your eligibility, we will also determine which type of denture you prefer:
Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures
As a hybrid prosthesis, this type of permanent denture is held into place using between 4 and 8 dental implants in Rochester. Designed in a way so that only a dental professional can remove it, you can rest easy knowing your prosthetic is firmly in place, allowing you to freely care for your new teeth in the same way you do your regular teeth.
Removable Implant Dentures
Also known as a “Snap-On Denture,” this removable prosthetic is held into place using between 2 and 5 dental implants and can be easily removed to thoroughly clean it at night. Patients who choose this type of prosthetic often have less bone density, making it an ideal solution.
The Implant Denture Process
The first step in having implant 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 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 dentures.
Am I a Candidate for Implant 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 dentures; however, the only way to be sure is 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 dentures, but they must first undergo a bone graft or sinus lift 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 denture.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
You will find that by combining dentures and dental implants, there are many great benefits you can expect to receive, some of which include:
- 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