As an ideal solution to those with implant-supported dentures, also known as overdentures, LOCATOR™ Abutments are used at Carolina Coast Family Dentistry to make sure that your restored smile is stable and supported. To learn more about our specialty implant-supported dentures in Shallotte, North Carolina, please get in touch with our office at 910-754-4507 or request an appointment with our dentists online. We will do our best to schedule your consultation with Drs. Michael Michelakis and Aaron Ward at a time most convenient for you.
If you are looking for a stable, lasting solution for replacing multiple missing teeth, our dentists may recommend implant-supported dentures. Implant-retained dentures are very similar in form to traditional dentures; however, they are stabilized by dental implants. Very often denture wearers complain that dentures become loose and “float” around the mouth, limiting their ability to eat and speak comfortably. Implant dentures are a cost-effective solution, and in many cases, we can actually retrofit an existing denture with implants.
The first step in anchoring your denture with dental implants is the placement of the implants. The dental implants, which are similar in appearance to screws, are surgically inserted into the jawbone in order to securely anchor your denture. While the specific number of implants required will depend on your individual needs, most cases require 4-6 dental implants per denture. Once the implants have been placed and allowed sufficient healing time, your denture is attached on top. This provides your denture with exceptional stability. In fact, many patients report that their implant-retained dentures feel and function more like their natural teeth.
If you would like more information about implant-supported dentures or wish to schedule your next visit with our dentists, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.