The Process of Switching to an Implant Supported Denture
Creating an implant supported overdenture is a multi-step process that typically spans a couple of months, but the long-lasting benefits make it worthwhile!
You will start your journey with a comprehensive evaluation with our dentists. We’ll assess your oral health, the quality of your bone, and discuss your goals. In some cases, a bone graft may be necessary to ensure a strong foundation for the implants; this can be conveniently done in-office.
If you are a current denture-wearer, we will assess your denture to determine if a new denture is required or if a retro-fit is possible.
Once you’re ready, you’ll undergo a simple surgical procedure to place the implants into your jawbone. This visit usually only requires regular anesthetic and is typically done within an hour or two! You are able to return to work and most patients are pleasantly surprised with how easy implant placement can be. Sedation is available if you feel any anxiety and we can discuss all of your concerns at your consultation visit. After a healing period of 3 months, we’ll be ready to process a denture to snap into the implants.
Although the process does require multiple visits, each one is crucial to ensure the long-term success of your new smile.