When you need to replace an entire arch of teeth, Drs. Barth, Wittman, Prester and Heiman can provide you with overdentures. Also known as implant supported dentures, this restorative treatment gives you back a full set of teeth with the use of only a few implants to provide stability for your renewed smile. Our dentists can also use this treatment to stabilize your existing appliance, making your entire treatment both effective and affordable. Please call Salina Dental Arts at 785-823-2472 to make your appointment and for more information about denture stabilization and overdentures in Salina, Kansas.
If you are looking for a stable, lasting solution for multiple missing teeth, our dentists may recommend implant-supported dentures. Implant-retained dentures are very similar in form to traditional dentures; however, they are stabilized by dental implants. Very often, denture wearers complain that dentures become loose and “float” around the mouth, limiting their ability to eat and speak comfortably. Implant dentures are a cost-effective solution, and in many cases, we can even retrofit an existing denture with implants.
The first step in anchoring your denture with dental implants is the placement of the implants. The dental implants, which are similar in appearance to screws, are surgically inserted into the jawbone in order to securely anchor your denture. While the specific number of implants required will depend on your individual needs, most cases require four to six dental implants per denture. Once the implants have been placed and allowed sufficient healing time, your denture is attached on top. Implants provide your denture with exceptional stability. In fact, many patients report that their implant-retained dentures feel and function like their natural teeth.
If you would like more information about implant-supported dentures or wish to schedule your next visit with our dentists, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.