Comfort, Confidence, Convenience
Thanks to recent advances, today’s dentures are stronger and more attractive than ever before. But they can still slip and slide out of position, often embarrassing patients in social situations.
At Cassell Dentistry, we have a solution for loose-fitting denture called implant-supported dentures. Using a small number of Mission Valley dental implants, we secure your natural-looking dentures, providing you with exceptional comfort and chewing power.
The Implant-Supported Denture Process
Patients tend to have greater bone density at the front of their jaw. That’s where Dr. Cassell will place the implants to maximize the stability of the restoration.
We can typically complete your treatment in three office visits.
Visit One: Your Consultation
Your consultation with Dr. Cassell is the first step in the implant process. He’ll ask you some questions about your treatment goals and provide a full dental examination. We use advanced imaging technology to take high-resolution images of your smile that allow us to expertly craft your permanent prosthetic.
Dr. Cassell will also review your medical history to determine the best treatment for you. If Dr. Cassell recommends implant-supported dentures, we can get the process started right away.
Placing Your Implant Fixture
You’ll return to our office so Dr. Cassell can surgically place the implant fixture. This is the part of the implant that anchors it directly to the jawbone. Since more than one implant is necessary for implant-supported dentures, he’ll place them all at once.
The implant fixture is made from a biocompatible titanium alloy, so your body will naturally create a strong bond with it. In a few months, this will develop a sturdy foundation for your new smile.
We’ll provide you with a temporary prosthetic that protects the implants while they become integrated with your jawbone.
Securing Your New Smile
As soon as you’re fully adjusted to the implants, you’ll return to our office for your final appointment. Dr. Cassell will remove the temporary prosthetic and replace it with your permanent denture, completing your treatment.