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While traditional dentures have long been a reliable solution for replacing full arches of lost teeth, many patients prefer more permanent alternatives. At Ron L. Shiver DMD Family and Restorative Dentistry in Valdosta, GA, we offer implant-supported dentures. These removable appliances are secured by dental implants, unlike conventional dentures, which rest atop the gums. As a result, patients can enjoy greater comfort, reliability, and stability.
Compared to their traditional counterparts, implant-supported dentures offer many benefits, such as:
This treatment option is generally reserved for those missing most or all of their teeth. If you are only missing a few teeth, you may be better suited to a dental bridge.
To qualify for this treatment, patients must have enough bone density to properly support the implant posts. However, a bone grafting procedure may be able to boost candidacy. Furthermore, you must also be in good overall health. If you have periodontal disease or other health problems, your chances of success may be significantly undermined.
Dr. Shiver has obtained over 360 hours of post-graduate studies in dental implant placement and is well-equipped to perform every aspect of treatment in one convenient location.
If you are considering implant-supported dentures, knowing what to anticipate during the treatment process can help you make a decision. While each case is unique, there are a few general steps to the process:
The timeline for treatment can take anywhere from several months to a full year.
If you are interested in learning how implant-supported dentures can improve your quality of life, schedule a consultation with Dr. Shiver. With over 35 years of experience, he can help you find long-lasting solutions for tooth loss. We are proud to offer CareCredit® financing to help patients afford this treatment. Contact us online or call our office at (229) 247-0923.