Implant Supported Bridges and Dentures

In the past, individuals with missing teeth were stuck with partial dentures and dentures as the only replacement options. Often plagued with painful sore spots or the embarrassment of dentures feeling loose or falling out, denture wearers would become malnourished and have feelings of insecurity. With the modernization of dental implants, patients are experiencing dramatic, life-changing results. Not only do implants preserve the jawbone, but they also help to keep facial structure and appearance. Today, patients are having implants placed to support a bridge (fixed partial denture) replacing one or more multiple teeth in the same area. Full dentures also have the option of fastening to multiple dental implants for support. With added stability, a denture will no longer float around or fall out when eating or speaking. And, no denture adhesive is needed! Implants can significantly improve the fit and function of a denture and dramatically improve the quality of life.

Dental implants are threaded titanium posts (root forms) that are strategically placed in the jawbone at multiple locations to anchor a denture. Titanium is the metal of choice for a dental implant because it is biocompatible and fuses well with living bone. After appropriate healing and integration of the implants has taken place, the implants are restored with an implant bridge or denture. With most implant-supported dentures, there is an attachment device for the denture to clip onto. This is dependent on the number of implants placed and your restorative plan. Throughout the entire implant process, we will work closely with your dentist until the final restoration is complete.

While dental implants have no risk of developing cavities, they are still susceptible to periodontal (gum) disease. It is very important to keep the bone and tissue healthy, around the implant by daily brushing and flossing. Along with good oral hygiene, visit your dental professional for regular cleanings and exams. With proper maintenance and home care, implants can last a lifetime.

The Periodontal Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 5 Implant Supported Bridges and Dentures reviews

Patient Testimonial By Kate P

Dr. Ramirez and hygienist Mazabihn worked on my teeth recently at the Woodbury location and provided excellent, high-quality care. This team is very professional, friendly and helpful. I give them my highest recommendation.

- Kate P

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Patient Testimonial By Danita L

Resorption done. Explained everything before and made me comfortable about upcoming procedure. Dr Paulson and Hayley were so compassionate. Thank you so much, Danita L.

- Danita L

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Patient Testimonial By Gregory K

I have been going to The Periodontal Center to have two dental implants placed to replace two missing teeth as a result of old age. I have been very pleased with what has taken place during this procedure. Dr. Paulson is polite and professional and explains everything you need to know so you understand it. His assistant, Hayley, is outstanding; she listens to and explains to you about the aftercare, answering any questions you may have. In fact, Dr. Paulson's staff has all been great, and I would recommend Dr. David Paulson to anyone who is dealing with dental problems and maybe looking for a periodontist.

- Gregory K

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Patient Testimonial By Jane R

The preparation for the procedure was very informative. The procedure went extremely well. I was nervous to have the grafting done since I heard from so many people how painful it was. I did not have that experience. I did choose to pay for the extra meds so that I was very sleepy during the procedure. Dr Paulson did an excellent job and I would highly recommend him and his staff if you’re needing help with gum recession. I followed their instructions and had no problems after surgery. Obviously there was some discomfort but I would say it was uncomfortable for a few days to a week, however not painful. The procedure was very worthwhile and I would do it again if it were necessary. Also, everyone in the office was very friendly.

- Jane R

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Patient Testimonial By sheri G

Let me start off with what a kind, friendly, professional staff. They were informative, available, thorough, and made you feel like family. The surgery was to be expected.... it's surgery. It was uncomfortable through the healing process, but again to be expected. I returned after 6 weeks, again, so supportive and said everything looked great. Now after 6 months I saw the x-rays and I can tell you these guys are the absolute best. I saw my teeth fully restored as if I was in my youth looking at my teeth. If you want the best, these guys are just that. Thank you to everyone. Thank you Dr. Paulson for my, more than successful, surgery.

- sheri G

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