When determining what the best course of treatment for your situation is, our doctors will assess your oral health. This includes taking a number of X-rays or other imaging tests to get a good look at your jawbone. This analysis will determine how we will go about the process of installing implant-supported dentures.
In the past, those who had severely receded jawbones were simply not candidates for the procedure. However, recent insights into factors that encourage bone growth have enabled modern dentists to move forward with the procedure by stimulating bone growth in the impacted area. It will take longer, but it can be done.
For those who elect to have traditional dentures made, we will take impressions of your teeth and send them to the laboratory. These will then be used to craft your unique dentures.
Those who elect to have implant-supported dentures installed will need to undergo dental implant surgery to install the abutments on which the dentures will be placed. Four to six months later, once the implants have attached to the jawbone, we will get you fitted for your custom dentures.
Once your measurements have been sent to the laboratory, it will take about two weeks to manufacture the dentures. Once the dentures are ready, will check to make sure the fit is as natural as possible.