Oklahoma City Dentures Restore Function, Aesthetics, And Quality Of Life
Dentures can be a beneficial, life-changing solution for patients in need of support for total teeth replacement. But let’s face it, not all mouths and not all dental problems are created equal and traditional dentures are not the answer for everyone. OKC Dental Arts specialize in providing affordable full, partial, and implant dentures for patients. While many dentists have to refer our patients looking for this service, Dr. Fling’s and Dr. Cord’s advanced training with “false teeth” enables them to offer several cost-effective denture options in Oklahoma City and restore the appearance of your smile.
While Dr. Fling and Dr. Cord offer all types of dentures, they are best known for their expertise with implant dentures and patients travel considerable distances for this service. Implant retained dentures can change everything by providing a solid foundation. They allow for more confidence, comfort, freedom, and function by offering a more superior option to traditional dentures. Implant retained dentures help enhance appearance by preserving facial structure and preventing bone deterioration caused by missing teeth. There’s no adhesive and no fear of slipping, just a natural look that feels great.
Dr. Fling and Dr. Cord, and their dedicated team will work with all patients interested in implant retained dentures by performing a complete dental/radiographic evaluation before thoroughly discussing health history to address specific concerns for a considerate, personalized level of care.
How Do Implant Retained Dentures Work?
Depending on the patient’s individual needs and jaw structure, there are a few different options Dr. Fling and Dr. Cord can utilize to create a healthy, long-lasting smile. Implant posts can be placed in the lower jaw to securely hold dentures in place, and keep a patient’s bone intact with added support. Depending on what option best suits a patient, the number of implant posts will vary. These implants create an anchor for both partial and full dentures. Two of these options do allow for the removal of the dentures for cleaning, while the third option is more permanent.
Benefits Of Implant Retained Dentures In Oklahoma City
With these types of dentures, patients enjoy less slipping, irritation, and pain compared to traditional dentures. And there’s no need to remove implant retained dentures in the evening for overnight cleaning and soaking. Because these types of dentures are fixed firmly to the jawbone, they act more like tooth roots allowing for better chewing and enjoyment of foods that are off-limits with traditional dentures.
Schedule An Oklahoma City Denture Consultation
To learn more about this procedure and to schedule an appointment to find out of implant retained dentures will work for you, give OKC Dental Arts a call. They can work with you to create a more natural, beautiful smile, improve dental hygiene, and provide added oral stability for a new, improved confidence level that everyone will notice.
Understanding The Implant Treatment Process
Restoring your smile with dental implants typically requires several months to complete. However, the initial implant placement procedure typically takes only a few hours. Several factors can affect how long the initial surgery takes, including:
- Which teeth need replacing
- How many teeth you need to replace
- The need for tooth extractions
Placing a single implant to support a dental crown generally takes an hour or two. However, your surgery will likely take longer if you need enough implants to support a full denture.
Dr. Fling and Dr. Cord can discuss your medical history and any concerns you have during your initial consultation. They will also create a customized treatment plan so you can have a better sense of what to expect throughout treatment.
What To Expect During The Procedure
There are typically two distinct phases involved in dental implant surgery. Since you will need to heal between each phase, your treatment could take six to nine months to complete.
During the first phase of treatment, your oral surgeon will place the implant posts. A typical implant surgery has several steps:
- Your surgical team will administer local anesthetic. In most cases, some type of dental sedation is also provided.
- The surgeon makes an incision into the gum tissue to access the bone.
- A specialized drill is used to create a space in the jaw for the implant.
- The implant is placed.
- The incisions are closed with sutures, covering the tops of the implants.
Over the next few months, the implant posts will fuse with the surrounding bone tissue. Dr. Fling and your surgeon will work together during this time to monitor your progress.
When both phases of your dental implant surgery are complete, Dr. Fling and Dr. Cord can take impressions and complete your treatment with a beautifully realistic implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture.
Once your implants have fully integrated into your jaw, you will undergo the second phase of treatment to place abutments onto the implants. These devices will connect your implants to your restorations. When both phases of your dental implant surgery are complete, Dr. Fling and Dr. Cord can take impressions and complete your treatment with a beautifully realistic implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture.
Learn More Today About Oklahoma City Implant Dentures
If you are missing one or more teeth, you need a solution that can restore your smile before other oral health issues develop. Dental implants are the gold standard in modern tooth replacement treatments. Dr. Fling has over 34 years of experience in providing high-quality implant-supported restorations. For more information about implant surgery or the other aspects of implant treatment, contact our office online or call (405) 374-4843 today.