Implant Dentures in South Tampa FL
Individuals with missing teeth or slipping dentures can now regain a natural smile and reliable denture that functions, looks, and feels magnificent.
Whether is to replace single missing teeth or to secure a bridge, partial or denture, Dr. Bauer will analyze your case and will guide you on the best implant option that would place, restore and closely mimic your natural tooth structure. Dr. Bauer also offers sedation for patients who can’t sit at ease during a surgical procedure, those who suffer from dental phobia or anxiety, or those who don’t respond well to traditional numbing agents to make the process as soothing as possible for you
Complete Denture Prosthesis
A complete denture prosthesis is offered to patients missing the entire upper or lower set of teeth. The number of implants that are needed to support it depends on whether the prosthesis is fixed or removable.
A removable prosthesis is connected to 4-6 implants (upper jaw) or 2-4 implants (lower jaw) by a bar or clip. You can take it out of your mouth for cleaning. Since the bone in the upper jaw is not as hard as in the lower jaw, a larger number of implants may be needed.
A fixed prosthesis is usually supported by 5 or more implants. The teeth are fitted to a frame that is attached to the implants by screws or clasps. As this permanent denture does not touch your gums with proper technique you can clean under it. It can only be removed by your dentist.
During the first year after your new prosthesis has been placed on the implants, it is necessary for Dr. Bauer to confirm that it fits well and works satisfactorily. Regular checkup appointments will usually be scheduled at 1-, 3-, and 6-month intervals in the first year. At these checkups, dental x-rays may be taken to examine the implant-bone relationship and rule out any disease. After the first year, follow-up examinations are usually necessary only once a year.
CONTACT US today to set up an appointment and reserve your dental implant consultation with Dr. Bauer and get her opinion on your need for prosthesis.
Dr. Marnie Bauer specializes in cosmetic dentistry, smile makeovers, general dentistry & sedation dentistry throughout the Tampa & South Tampa area. Areas we service include Bayshore Beautiful, Hyde Park, New Suburb Beautiful, Gray Gables, Culbreath, West Shore, Palma Ceia, Gulfview, Westshore Yacht Club, 33602, 33606, 33609, 33611, 33616, 33629 & all of Hillsborough County.