Implant-Retained Dentures – Reading, MA
Strong, Beautiful, & Custom-Made Smiles
If you have dentures, you may be all too familiar with the irritation, discomfort, and inconvenience they can cause you. Simple tasks like eating, speaking, or smiling can be difficult, impacting your overall confidence in the process. Thankfully, Dr. Gail Lebba offers an amazing solution: implant-retained dentures. This replacement option combines the best of both worlds to provide you with the stable and lifelike smile that you deserve. Read on to learn more about implant-retained dentures and the process of getting them!
How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?
Implant-retained dentures combine the benefits of dental implants and dentures to help patients achieve the most natural looking and feeling full smile replacement available. Traditional dentures rely on suction to remain in place while you speak and eat. However, implant-retained dentures have dental implants to keep your smile secure. Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. Using an average of 4 dental implants, your dentist in Reading can mount a denture on top of the implants for a strong and stable smile.
Am I A Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?
The best way to know if implant-retained dentures are right for you is to visit our office for a consultation. No two smiles are the same, which is why Dr. Lebba will carefully examine the condition of your oral health before developing a personalized treatment plan with the best recommendation for your smile. Typically, candidates for implant-retained dentures are those missing all or most of their teeth who want the most secure replacement available.
The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure
After your initial consultation, your implant surgery will be scheduled. Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone once small incisions are made in your gums to access it. Of course, you will be numb and comfortable throughout the procedure. Next, you will begin a healing period of at least 3 to 4 months, where your dental implants will fuse to your jawbone. Titanium is biocompatible, which allows the implants to become a permanent part of your body. Then, you’ll come back into our office, where Dr. Lebba will take impressions of your mouth and create your custom-made dentures. All that’s left to do is to walk out of our office with a beautiful, strong, and complete set of teeth!
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
We offer implant-retained dentures because they provide our patients with a variety of unique advantages, including:
- Comfort: Smile throughout your day with complete comfort—no more shifting, sliding, or irritating dentures.
- Diet: The stability of implant-retained dentures allow you to eat a wide range of foods for better nutrition.
- Confidence: Eat, speak, and smile with ultimate confidence throughout the day without worrying about your dentures coming loose.
- Bone health: Dental implants in Reading stimulate your jawbone to prevent it from deteriorating after tooth loss. This helps maintain a more full and youthful facial appearance.
If you’re ready to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact our office today!