Dentures to Implants
The team here at Pine Belt Periodontics, PLLC, are experts in the dentures to implants process. You should consider this procedure if you have a poorly fitting denture and/or desire non-removable teeth. If this is the case, then a denture to implant procedure is a good solution for you.
What is It?
In this procedure, you’ll go through three main stages. They include the implant, abutment, and finally the restoration. The implants inserted in the jawbone are made from titanium, which is a great metal since it bonds well with the human bone. Depending on the specific finding and needs for each individual, we may skip spaces or use a single implant for a single tooth.
The final part is the restoration, which can be a bridge (non-removable) or an implant supported removable denture. The bridges resemble conventional types and come with a suspended crown between two crowns and held in place by implants. The implant supported denture is stabilized by implants so it is very secure and allows you to have the comfort and confidence of non-removable teeth.
To secure the implant firmly in place, we’ll perform two surgeries. The first one involves attaching the implant to the jawbone and covering it with gum tissue. You’ll then wait for the area to heal. After that, we’ll schedule the final surgery where the implants are exposed. The final restoration is connected to the implants with either screws(non-removable bridge) or rubber gaskets(removable dentures).
To find out more about dentures to implants and whether you’re suitable for the procedure, contact us at at (601) 255-9929 today!