What to Expect from the Implant-Supported Denture Procedure
At Brooklyn Heights Dental, we take great pride in providing patients in Fort Greene and other Brooklyn, NY, neighborhoods with quality implant-supported dentures. We work tirelessly to prioritize you and your health throughout every step of the dental implant journey, which is why we emphasize patient education.
Here, our skilled dentists will explore the implant-supported denture procedure so you’ll know exactly what to expect from the process. Having this information will help you understand the role you’ll play in this life-changing procedure and whether or not it’s the right option for you.
Why Choose Implant-Supported Dentures?
Tooth loss can take a tremendous toll on your physical and mental health. Replacing missing teeth not only restores proper chewing and speaking function, but it encourages optimal health and wellness. While patients can choose from many tooth-replacement options, nothing is quite as sturdy and reliable as implant-supported dentures.
Our team highly recommends implant-supported dentures for patients with extensive tooth loss. These particular restorations offer unmatched stability and eliminate the need for denture adhesives. Instead, durable titanium rods act as artificial tooth roots to keep dentures firmly in place.
Getting started on the dental implant journey is easy. First, you will consult with one of our knowledgeable dentists. During this consultation, they will discuss your oral health and aesthetic goals. Then, they will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth to assess your gums and any remaining teeth you might have.
If your remaining teeth and gums aren’t in good health, our team will help you remediate any issues before pursuing implant surgery. In some cases, we may suggest extracting significantly damaged or decayed teeth to protect your oral and overall health. After we stabilize your oral health, then we can proceed with dental implant surgery.
Dental Implant Surgery
Once our team clears you for dental implant surgery, we can schedule your implant placement procedure. At this appointment, our team will administer anesthesia to ensure your complete comfort during surgery. Once you are sufficiently numb and comfortable, our team will make small incisions in your gum tissue.
Next, we will gently expose your jawbone. We will then embed the titanium posts directly into your bone tissue. After the posts are securely in place, we will suture your gum tissue back to its original position and sterilize the area. In just one to two hours, your surgery will be complete, and you can have a friend or family member drive you home.
In most cases, dental implant recipients must fully heal before our team can provide them with their custom dentures. The recovery and healing process is key to a successful procedure, as this time period allows the jaw bone to grow around the implant. This ensures ultimate stability and limits future complications.
While you’re recovering, our team will begin fabricating your unique dentures. In four to six months, most patients are fully healed and can begin wearing their new, implant-supported dentures.
Ask Us About Implant-Supported Dentures Today
Don’t let tooth loss keep you from living your life to the fullest. Schedule a consultation to discuss implant-supported dentures today at Brooklyn Heights Dental. New and existing patients can request an appointment online, or they may call our office at (718) 857-6639.