Custom Traditional and Implant-supported Dentures
Dr. Robert S. Holyoak provides custom traditional and implant-supported dentures at his Peoria, AZ, practice. Dr. Holyoak recommends permanent implant-supported dentures because they offer the very best support, and they provide important long-term health benefits. However, Dr. Holyoak is committed to helping you make an informed decision about your care, and will never pressure you into a treatment you do not want or need. Contact our office today to learn more about how our denture options can restore the comfort, health, and appearance of your smile.
Our Approach to Dental Restorations
Dr. Holyoak does not simply want to improve your dental function. He wants you to enjoy a stunning smile and lifelong dental health. That is why he typically recommends implant-supported dentures. These restorations attach to implant posts surgically placed in the jawbone. A full denture restores the complete dental arch, and it typically attaches to four or more implant posts. A partial denture replaces one or more consecutive missing teeth. Partial dentures can attach to one or more implants.
Most patients who are missing teeth are candidates for dental implants. However, implants require a certain amount of healthy bone tissue in the jaw. If you have waited to address missing teeth, you may have experienced a loss of bone tissue. A bone grafting procedure can replace lost tissue, restoring your candidacy for implants. Dr. Holyoak will consider your overall health, as well as your personal preferences, when recommending the right type of denture for you.
The Benefits of Implant-supported Dentures
Dr. Holyoak's priority is helping you make an informed decision about your treatment. However, there are a number of reasons he encourages patients to consider implant-supported dentures:
» Stability: Implants will integrate with your jawbone, and your denture will be firmly attached to the posts. Your new restoration will never slip out of place as you speak with clarity, smile with confidence, and chew any foods you like, including rare steaks and crisp apples.
» Durability: When you maintain at-home hygiene and regular visits to the dentist, an implant-supported denture could last the rest of your life.
» Oral Health: Dental implants are the one and only restorative procedure that can halt the bone atrophy that follows tooth loss. While patients who wear traditional dentures must frequently have their denture refined to accommodate changes in the shape of the dental ridge, implant denture often require no refinements. This benefit alone can make implant-supported dentures a very wise long-term investment in your quality of life.
Dental implants are the one and only restorative procedure that can halt the bone atrophy that follows tooth loss.
Receiving an Implant-supported Denture
If you choose an implant-supported denture, Dr. Holyoak will take x-rays and pictures of your jaw to determine your candidacy for treatment. If you qualify, he will refer you to a skilled oral surgeon who will set the implant posts in your jaw. In about four to six months, your bone tissue and the implants will have become fused. We can provide a temporary denture as you heal. Next, your oral surgeon will attach abutment pieces to your implants. These appliances connect your implants to your dentures. Next, our partner lab will create a custom denture, using impressions of your jaw. Dr. Holyoak will make sure the restoration fits correctly, and attach it to the implants. After placement, you can enjoy fully restored dental function and a beautiful smile.
If you choose a traditional removable denture, Dr. Holyoak will use equally meticulous design techniques. Your new restoration will look natural, and it will fit securely against your gums. He can provide refinements to your dentures as needed.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Holyoak
We invite you to experience our honest treatment recommendations and dental restorations designed to provide you with comfort and confidence. Contact Dr. Holyoak’s office to schedule a consultation.