Implant Supported Dentures Can Renew Confidence and Improve Quality of Life
Living with missing teeth can have a significant impact on your confidence and quality of life. It can keep you from eating your favorite foods, or even cause you to feel shy about speaking. Fortunately, Dr. Kathryn Giswold can design and coordinate placement of an implant supported denture at her Monona, WI, office so you can stop worrying about an unstable appliance. Her extensive experience, eye for aesthetics, and long list of satisfied patients make her an excellent choice of dentist when pursuing a restored smile.
What are Implant Supported Dentures?
An implant supported denture is anchored directly to the jawbone by dental implants. Dental implants are small titanium posts surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace tooth roots. Each denture we provide is designed by one of the top dental laboratories in the country to blend seamlessly with your smile. Once your implants are placed, Dr. Giswold can attach the denture to the implant posts. Implant supported dentures are fixed and will not slip when you speak, eat, or smile. Patients experience tremendous benefits with implant supported dentures that can greatly improve confidence and quality of life.
Preventing Jawbone Recession
Lost teeth affect more than your appearance. When you lose a tooth, this can result in a loss of bone tissue in the jaw, which can eventually lead to further tooth loss, changes in your facial features, and other problems. When a dental implant is used to replace a lost tooth root, this not only prevents bone recession, but can actually reverse it to a degree. This presents another important advantage: you may never need to have your dentures adjusted after receiving implants. Since the jaw will retain bone tissue, it will not change shape, and you can expect a lasting and comfortable fit from your dentures.
Receiving Your Implant Supported Denture
Dr. Giswold works closely with the top oral surgeons in Monona to coordinate implant placement. During an initial appointment, she will assess the health of your teeth, gums, and jaw. You must be free of any gum disease or tooth decay, and your jaw must have enough bone tissue to support an implant. If you have waited to address missing teeth, you may require a bone graft. In general, placing implants requires two surgeries separated by about four to six months of healing time. After the second surgery, which involves preparing the implants to connect to your dentures, the gums may need to heal for about two weeks. Once healing is complete. Dr. Giswold can take impressions of your jaws to begin crafting your denture. This can take a couple of weeks, and we will provide a temporary restoration in the meantime.
A traditional denture can restore aesthetics, but it cannot restore the same degree of function that healthy teeth provide. Implant dentures can.
Budgeting for Implant Dentures
Dental implant supported dentures are a costlier solution than a traditional denture, but the benefits can justify the additional expense. Most insurance companies do not cover the cost of dental implants, so most patients can expect to pay for most or all of this phase of treatment out of pocket. However, we believe in helping those who desire implant supported dentures to place the cost of treatment within their budget. During your appointment, we can discuss payment plans that can help you afford this life-changing treatment. Our staff is also glad to work with your insurance company to make certain that any relevant coverage is applied.
Contact Us Today
A traditional denture can restore aesthetics, but it cannot restore the same degree of function that healthy teeth provide. Implant dentures can. To learn more about how this treatment can help you stop struggling with an unstable set of dentures and start enjoying life's simple pleasures again, please contact us today.
I appreciate the excellent care I receive at Monona Dental from the time I step through the door until I return home. Everyone is competent, professional, and very caring.Mary S. (Madison, WI)