with implants explained.
Too many people who have conventional dentures donít wear them for the
simple fact that they donít stay in place. Dental implants offer a way to
keep dentures in place and allow you to go about your daily life with
The use of dental implants to stabilize
dentures has proven to be successful for hundreds of thousands of people.
The number is growing daily as word spreads of the effectiveness and
long-term integrity of the treatment. In fact, dental implants have the
highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.
In the procedure titanium screws (implants)
with integrated ball-tops are inserted into the jaw, where they will fuse
into the bone. The procedure typically takes about an hour, and can be done
under local anesthesia. Your existing denture is modified to sit comfortably
over the implants during the healing phase.
Discomfort from the procedure is usually
minor. Your dentist can prescribe medication to alleviate pain and will
suggest a modified diet during the initial healing phase.
After the implants have healed, your denture
is modified to snap onto the ball-tops. The denture will be secure until
you remove it for cleaning. Simply apply upward pressure to the front of
the denture with your thumbs to unseat the denture.