The modern solution to old-fashioned dentures.
If you’ve been using “regular” dentures—the type that you insert using denture adhesives— then you know how inadequate and imperfect they can be. They can slip and shift when you eat and talk, they can be difficult to care for, and they simply don’t feel or behave like the healthy natural teeth you miss. Implant-supported dentures can solve this problem. They’re much more stable because they attach to two permanent dental implants.
How an implant-supported denture works.
Dr. Thomas has many years of experience performing implant procedures for people from all over the Halifax area, and has a high level of skill in this field. He and his caring staff complete the entire procedure conveniently right in our office.
1 Titanium implant
These strong and non-toxic titanium posts are implanted in spots specifically-chosen to maximize denture support.
The abutments permanently attach to the implants and provide attachment points for the denture.
Custom-designed dentures securely attach to the abutments. The dentures are removable, but when attached, will not budge or shift at all.
The steps in an implant-supported denture procedure.
Your implant-supported denture treatment is a routine in-office procedure that’s actually quite simple. Every treatment is conducted in a few stages—not all of which will apply to all people. Keep in mind that you may get teeth in a day, but the final restoration often involves several months of healing.
Consultation and X-ray
This is your chance to ask any questions you have about the procedure, and Dr. Thomas’s opportunity to learn more about your needs and craft a custom treatment plan using our Cone Beam CT scanner.Book an Appointment
Preparation of implant sites
If you have damaged or unhealthy teeth where the implants will go, we’ll remove them, and if needed, perform a grafting procedure to create the best implant areas possible.
Placement of titanium implants
Using a custom-made surgical guide to find exactly the right implant spots in your jaw, Dr. Thomas will place the implants in a simple and quick surgical procedure—usually two per jaw.
Placement of denture arch(es)
After bone has grown and healed around the implants, new dentures—designed to fit your mouth perfectly—are inserted and attached to the implants. Your new implant-supported dentures are now complete!
The benefits of your new implant-supported dentures.
Restored bite force.
Since your new dentures are securely attached, your power to chew will match that of natural teeth.
More natural speech.
Since the dentures won’t shift or move, you’ll be able to speak normally and with confidence.
The titanium posts that integrate with your jawbone are strong and inflexible. So even if your denture needs replacing, your implants likely won’t.
Titanium implants are bioinert and corrosion resistant.
Prevent bone loss.
Your jawbone requires the stimulation that it gets when teeth are connected in order to maintain its mass. Dental implants provide this.
It’s easy to care for.
Treat and clean your new implant-supported dentures the same way you’d care for your old-fashioned dentures.
Begin your journey to new teeth with a personalized consultation.
A detailed professional exam is Dr. Thomas’s opportunity to learn more about your needs and make an informed recommendation for treatment, and it’s your chance to better understand the implant procedure. Take that first life-changing step now, and arrange your private, one-on-one meeting with Dr. Thomas.