Implant Dentures – Springfield, MO
A Full, Permanent Smile for a Healthier Life
Your reality no longer has to include an incomplete smile. The inability to eat the foods you love, speak with clarity, and smile with confidence can be a thing of the past once you decide that implant dentures in Springfield are what you desire. At Olson Family Dental, our team is here to help make your dream a reality. With these permanent prosthetics, we can set your smile up for success, giving you a chance to see yourself with a complete set of teeth so that you can embrace a better quality of life once again. Call us today to find out if you are a candidate for implant dentures.
Why Choose Olson Family Dental for Implant Dentures?
- In-House Dental Implant Placement & Restoration
- State-of-the-Art Dental Technology Used
- We Will Help to Maximize Your Dental Benefits
What Are Implant Dentures?
Unlike other types of tooth replacement solutions, implant dentures are made of titanium and are placed within your jawbone. Replacing the roots of your teeth, they are the only restorative option that can fully rebuild smiles, not just replace the visible crowns.
Designed to last 30+ years, these prosthetics deliver optimal stimulation to the jawbone so that you can avoid facial collapse as you get older. All of this and more will be discussed during your scheduled consultation with Dr. Olson – a time when he will also go over the type of implant denture you can expect to receive:
Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures
If you don’t want to have to worry about removing your teeth to keep them clean, you can opt for a fixed implant denture. Also referred to as a hybrid prosthesis, this device cannot be removed by anyone other than a skilled professional, but it does require that you have ample jawbone density to support your titanium posts.
Removable Implant Dentures
If the idea of being able to remove your teeth at night is what you prefer, there is also the option to choose a removable implant denture. Also known as a “Snap-On denture,” this device is held into place using a bar- or ball-retained bar so that the denture can be easily taken out. One nice benefit to this type of prosthetic is that you do not need as much jawbone density, as it requires fewer dental implants to ensure optimal support.
The Implant Denture Process
As you continue to consider implant dentures to replace your missing arch of teeth, it’s important that you understand the process that is required. There are four steps you and your dentist will take, each serving as part of a crucial process that leads to successful results.
- Initial Consultation – This is imperative, as you and Dr. Olson will discuss how you should prepare to move forward with dental implants. This will require determining if you need preliminary care before undergoing surgery.
- Dental Implant Surgery – Olson will administer local anesthesia before making small incisions in your gums. This will provide necessary access to your jawbone, where he will place each implant (between four and six) so that it provides optimal support. Once finished, he will close the gum tissue and place protective healing caps over the areas.
- Osseointegration/Abutments – The fusing of your bone and implants will need to occur in a process known as osseointegration. This can take 3-6 months. Once you are healed, you’ll return so that we can position and place each metal abutment over your implants. These are connectors that ensure your restoration remains attached to your implants.
- Final Restoration – The last step of the process is to receive your final restoration. After capturing impressions early on in the process, we will supply you with your customized denture so that your new smile looks natural and works just like regular teeth. No one will ever know you are wearing artificial teeth once they are in place.
Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?
Most patients who desire implant dentures are often given the green light for treatment. The only caveat is that some can move on to implant surgery right away, while others require preliminary care. Bone grafting, periodontal therapy, and tooth extraction may be required if we detect that there are problems concerning your oral health and/or jawbone density.
No matter the status of your oral and overall health, though, you can count on us to better prepare you and your smile for implant dentures in the future.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
What was once a foreign concept to many dental professionals is now a reality thanks to the combining of dentures and dental implants. Offering patients a new way to enjoy a healthier smile, this bringing together of two prosthetics grants many great benefits, such as:
- The ability to eat the foods you love without worrying about your teeth slipping or falling out
- Improved comfort because they fuse with the bone tissues over time
- Greater oral health because you’ll be more likely to take better care of your smile
- Artificial teeth that can last 30 years or even a lifetime with proper care
- Improved confidence and a more youthful appearance
- The ability to speak clearly when surrounded by others