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Transitioning From Dentures to Dental Implants

October 27, 2016
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Posted By: Rachel K. Holm, DDS
Dentures to Dental Implants | Dentist in Edina, MN

If you have been wearing dentures for any length of time, you are probably already aware of their shortcomings. As you age, for example, your dentures probably don’t fit as well as they used to. The reason for this is because of the bone loss that occurs naturally in the jawbone when there are no teeth roots to stimulate the bone. Over the years, dentures need to be adjusted to fit the changing jawbone, and you may have to have dentures replaced in order to get a snug fit.

If your dentures are ill-fitting, you might feel self-conscious about smiling and talking, and eating might be difficult as well. There is a practical, long-term, effective solution to this problem.

If you are considering dental implants in Edina because of ill-fitting dentures, 50th and France Dental Care can help.

Implant-Retained Dentures

If you do not want full-mouth dental implant treatment, we can use four or more dental implants to lock your dentures in place. This prevents the dentures from moving around, so you can chew and speak with confidence. Combining dental implant treatment with denture use can be an economic solution to ill-fitting dentures.

Full-Mouth Dental Implants

Tired of dentures altogether? Then consider replacement of your missing teeth with dental implants. A convenient and long-lasting solution to missing teeth, dental implants are as close to your natural teeth as you can get in terms of a replacement.

Once you and your dentist decide the dental implants are right for you, you will work together to plan your treatment. You jawbone will need to be evaluated and proper implant placement will need to be determined.

After the surgery to place the implants into your jawbone, there is a healing process that will be required. During this time, the implants will integrate with your bone, ensuring their permanence. After the healing process, restorations in the form of dental crowns will be placed on the implants. These crowns will be beautiful, functional replacements for your missing teeth.

If you want more information about dental implants in Edina, contact 50th and France Dental Care to schedule an exam with one of our dentists.

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