Teeth restored! Dental implants and dentures from experienced Vernon dentistMissing teeth impact your smile and self-confidence. Gaps contribute to oral issues, and keep you from eating a healthy diet. Dental implants give Vernon area residents a lifetime option for tooth replacement, and dentures from Aberdeen Dental in Vernon are a good choice in many situations.
What is a dental implant?Roots of a natural tooth extend into the jawbone to provide stability and keep bone dense. A dental implant replicates a tooth root. We use CBCT cone beam 3D imaging to precisely plan placement of this small cylinder of biocompatible titanium. Over the course of three to four months, bone fuses solidly with the implant, creating a strong base for a dental crown or overdenture.
What types of dentures are available?Dr. Kevin O’Shea is known throughout the Vernon area for creating dentures with excellent fit and natural appearance. Aberdeen Dental works with a professional lab to provide:
- Partial dentures, removable prosthetics which fit around existing teeth to replace one, several, or many missing teeth.
- Complete dentures, a full upper or lower arch. Options are available to suit all budgets.
- Immediate dentures, designed in advance of extractions, and inserted right away, so you don’t have to be without teeth for even a day. Immediate dentures help to protect the mouth as it heals.
How do implants and dentures work together?Implant-retained dentures are an exciting advance in modern dentistry. Dr. O’Shea places just two to five dental implants to support an entire arch of teeth with an incredible level of stability. This method dramatically increases chewing function. Existing dentures can be retro-fitted with attachment points for implants, or Dr. O’Shea can design a lighter denture that covers less of your soft tissues, for improvement in sensation and taste. Either arch can be secured with implants, but it is especially important for lower dentures, which tend to be less stable.
Call (250) 545-3319 to schedule a consultation at Aberdeen Dental.