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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Dr. Brent Bradford

Dr. Brent A. Bradford welcomes you to his general and family dental practice located in the North Medical Center in Liverpool, New York. Dr. Bradford takes an interest in the impact that oral health can have on the overall health of his patients, in addition to helping them maintain or achieve a feeling of self-confidence related to their teeth and smile.

Dr. Bradford particularly enjoys helping patients in the areas of aesthetic and restorative dentistry. His aesthetic work includes bleaching, bonding and veneers. His restorative dentistry goes beyond crown and bridge work to include the innovative mini dental implants.

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