WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR DENTURE IMPLANTS?
Ideal candidates for denture implants are patients looking to replace all of the teeth of the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both jaws. Proper jawbone density is necessary to be a candidate for denture implant surgery. If an oral surgeon determines that you do not have adequate jawbone density, then a dental bone graft may be suggested. A dental bone graft restores jawbone density. Once dental bone grafting has taken effect, the majority of patients have adequate jawbone density and can receive denture implants.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY DENTURE IMPLANT SURGERY?
The process of getting a new set of denture implants starts with a complete dental examination. Your jawbone density and the health of your remaining teeth and gums will be checked. You may need to undergo a dental bone graft if your jawbone has deteriorated to the point that it cannot support denture implants.
Sometimes the first step of denture implant surgery is to remove any remaining teeth. Dental implant posts will be surgically inserted into the jawbone. In many cases, 4 implant posts are used on each jaw. These implants act as a stable foundation for your dentures and replicate the roots of your natural teeth.