Once we have confirmed that osseointegration is complete, a small metal attachment called an abutment will be placed onto each of your implants during a second surgery. The abutments allow your full-arch restoration to attach firmly to each metal post. Before your denture is manufactured, a mold of your bite will be made. Our dentists will be in close communication with our trusted partner laboratory to ensure that your restoration looks natural and complements your facial features. Once the lab has fabricated your denture from a durable material, you will return to our office for your denture placement.
The implant posts that support your denture can last 40 years or more with the proper care, but implant failure can still occur if the surrounding bone and soft tissue becomes compromised. By maintaining good oral hygiene habits and visiting our Cincinnati or Mason dental offices twice a year for checkups, your implants can provide a stable and secure denture foundation for decades. Meanwhile, you can expect that your denture will eventually need to be replaced. During your routine dental checkups, we will monitor the condition of your restoration and determine when a repair or replacement is needed.