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Implant-Supported Dentures Procedure

Restoring your bite with implant-supported dentures requires surgery, a healing period, and fabrication of your custom restoration.

While many practices must refer patients elsewhere for certain phases of this process, we personally handle it all from beginning to end.

Find out how Beck Pearce Dental serving Mason and Cincinnati, OH, can replace lost teeth with implant-supported dentures...

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The Three Primary Steps

When placing your dental implants, our dentists will employ cutting-edge technology. Local anesthesia will be used to ensure your comfort when necessary, and we can provide sedation upon request to ensure that you remain comfortable. 

First Surgery

Once your dentist has confirmed that your jaw can accommodate dental implants (or after you have healed following any bone grafting needed to create a proper base for the dental implants), you will undergo a minor surgical procedure in which each prosthetic tooth root is inserted into the bone tissue.

Second Surgery

The dental implants will have integrated with the bone tissue within three to six months. Once this process is complete, you will undergo another minor surgery in which each implant will be fitted with an abutment device that will attach directly to the denture. It will take about two weeks for the gums to heal after this step.

Fabrication and Placement of Your Dentures

We will take impressions of your jaws and the abutments, which will be used to fabricate your custom denture. When the restoration is complete, you will return to our office to have the denture placed and to make any final adjustments needed to achieve a proper fit.

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Restore Form and Function to Your Smile Using Implant-Supported Dentures

If your removable false teeth have left you unable to eat or speak with confidence, one of our dentists can restore chewing function and more using implant-retained dentures. 

Drs. David Beck, Troy Pearce, and James Simpson are here to help patients missing most or all of their teeth experience the benefits of a functional and healthy smile. We provide personalized care for your teeth and gums at an affordable price, and you can count on us for state-of-the-art, cutting-edge care in a welcoming and warm environment. To schedule your consultation with one of our dentists, please contact our Cincinnati-based practice online or call:

(513) 586-2895

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Drs. David Beck, Troy Pearce, and James Simpson

Bone Grafting

Bone recession in the jaw is a natural side-effect of tooth loss. If you have worn a traditional denture for many years, waited for a long period to address tooth loss, or suffered trauma, a bone graft may be needed to replace lost tissue and create a suitable base for your dental implants. A special procedure called a sinus lift may be needed if your sinus membranes lay too close to the treatment areas in the upper jaw. This involves augmenting the upper jaw to make room for the dental implants and avoid disturbing the sinus tissues.

In general, bone grafting and sinus lift procedures involve:

Incisions

Your dentist will create an incision in the gum tissue to reach the recessed area. 

Graft Placement

Donor tissue or synthetic grafting material will be placed in the recessed area. During a sinus lift, this step also involves gently lifting the sinus membrane into a position that will allow your jaw to safely accommodate the dental implants.

Sutures and Healing

Once the grafts are in place, the gum tissue will be sutured closed. Over the next three to six months, the grafts will integrate with the jaw. When this process is complete, you will be ready for implant placement surgery.

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Implant Placement

Once your dentist confirms that your jaw can accommodate implants, the all-important first step in replacing your lost teeth involves a minor outpatient procedure:

Anesthesia

Throughout your procedure, your comfort and your safety will be our top priorities. Local anesthesia will be used to minimize any discomfort. Sedation is available upon request.

Incisions

Incisions will be made in your gums to allow your doctor to access the bone. Next, small pilot holes will be created in the bone tissue and the threaded dental implants will be inserted.

Sutures

The incisions will be closed with sutures, and the gum tissue will completely cover the implants to facilitate healing. 

Recovery and Aftercare

Patients should arrange for someone to bring them home following the outpatient procedure. We recommend that patients rest and relax for the first day following implant placement. One of our doctors will provide recovery guidelines. In general, patients should take precautions during the first week that include:

  • Avoiding drinking with a straw
  • Avoiding hard foods
  • Being careful when brushing
  • Avoiding hot foods and drinks
  • Taking medications as prescribed
  • Avoiding strenuous activities or exercise

Patients can begin to resume a normal diet around one week after surgery. Full recovery from implant surgery can take three to six months. During this time, the metal posts will fuse with the surrounding bone tissue through a process called osseointegration. We will continue to monitor this process during follow-up exams.

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Final Denture Placement

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.

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Beck Pearce Dental Trust Your Smile to Our Expert Dental Team

We serve greater Cincinnati with unparalleled customer service and technology. Our dentists are affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of General Dentistry

Contact us at (513) 651-0110 to book an appointment today!

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