Implants and Lock-in Dentures
This simple procedure will lock in your denture, eliminating the need for denture adhesive and allow you to eat, talk, and smile without worrying about a moving denture. It's called a Dental Implant, or DI. Unlike traditional Implants that require multiple surgeries with stiches and 4-6 months of healing, DI's are placed in about an hour or two, with no cutting or stitches. You could visit me in the morning and go out and enjoy your favorite lunch the same day! It also works for those with certain medical conditions that would prevent them from undergoing a more invasive surgery, and they work in small, narrow jaws that wouldn't qualify for regular implants. They are also much less expensive than traditional dental implants. The DI System consists of a titanium implant that acts like the root of your tooth and the holding cap that is built into the base of your current denture. The top of the implant is shaped like a ball, and the holding cap acts like a socket that contains a rubber O-ring. The O-ring snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds the denture in place. When seated, the denture gently rests on the gum tissue while the implant locks in your denture to resist natural lifting forces. The result is a denture that stays put when you eat, smile, and talk, with no messy, sticky denture glue!