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Am I A Candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures?

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Am I A Candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures?

Implant-supported dentures are a wonderful option for anyone who is missing all their natural teeth, and would like to try something different from conventional dentures.

Implant-supported dentures feature the placement of strong titanium implants which serve the same purpose tooth roots do. These implants are placed surgically, the surrounding bone heals up around the implants to anchor them, and they support a set of dentures. The implants prevent the dentures from slipping out of place, make your bite stronger, and prevent further loss of bone.

If you are interested in implant-supported dentures, what do you need in order to be a candidate for the procedure?

  • Generally good oral and overall health – the implant placement process takes a little time, and healing after implants are placed is successful when the mouth is stable and free of disease.
  • Sufficient existing bone in the jaw – if some areas of the mouth do not have sufficient bone levels, then it is harder to place an implant that will anchor securely to bone. Your mouth may need to be x-rayed to determine the bone amount. It is possible to have bone grafts placed to provide support for implants.
  • The desire to make a change – you simply have to really want to make the change!

If you are ready to try a new set of teeth that work the way your originals did, then don’t hesitate to schedule a consult with your local dentist office. The best way to know whether you qualify for implant-supported dentures is to have a professional evaluation of your individual needs.

Posted on behalf of:
Dr. David Kurtzman D.D.S.
611 Campbell Hill St. NW #101
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 980-6336

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