If you’re currently in a denture or considering having one made to replace your missing teeth, our implant dentist in Lady Lake offers a unique alternative: implant supported dentures. Using just 2-4 dental implants, your denture can be anchored on top of special abutments to add extra security and stabilization throughout the day. Unlike a full arch implant design, this specific treatment uses conventional dentures with special attachments that allow them to be snapped in and out place.
A conventional denture rests directly on top of your soft gum tissues, creating a suction that holds it in place. But with moving and pressure, sores can easily develop. As a result, infections and bone loss tend to occur. Fortunately, adding a few dental implants to stabilize your prosthesis makes implant supported dentures healthier for your mouth while also improving he way they fit. The implants are strategically placed in a manner that provides area-specific support to keep the denture from rocking, shifting, or rubbing against the gums. No adhesives or messy pastes are needed!
Getting implant supported dentures doesn’t always mean that you’ll need to have a new plate made to fit over your dental implants. On the contrary, Dr. Medina can often retrofit your current prosthesis so that it fits onto your new implants. Thanks to computer guided implant surgery, we’re able to digitally map out your proposed treatment and denture design well before the implant placement ever occurs. But if you do need a new denture, The Dentist can provide you with one!
If you have several missing teeth or require multiple tooth extractions, Dr. Medina can arrange it so that you complete all of your necessary treatment steps here in our Lady Lake implant practice. Because of Dr. Medina’s extensive experience and training in implant therapy, you won’t need to be referred off-site for any supportive services like implant surgery or bone grafting. Everything is available for quality, efficient services at our comprehensive care location.