How Long Is the Implant Denture Process?
In the following video, Brent Bradford, DDS, explains the typical length of time required to successfully place implants and top them with your brand new set of artificial teeth.
The duration of the procedure for an implant-retained denture can vary depending on whether we can adapt your existing denture or if a new one needs to be created. Typically, an existing conventional denture isn’t compatible with implants and therefore, a new one must be made.
This process includes several steps similar to those you experienced when getting your first denture. We begin by taking impressions of your gums to create a precise model for the new denture. We also make records to establish the exact center of your face, ensuring that your new teeth are perfectly aligned.
Additionally, we take a bite record to set the correct bite alignment, so you can chew comfortably. The actual procedure entails placing the implants—generally six on the upper jaw or four on the lower. Once we have your new denture ready, we insert the implants, fit the necessary housings into your denture, and then secure the denture in place.
The entire process, from initial impressions to final fitting, typically spans six to nine weeks. The end result is a stable, secure denture that will make you very satisfied. For more information and to start the process, please contact us for a complimentary consultation.
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