The Implant-Supported Dentures Process
You’ll begin your journey to a complete smile with an initial consultation at Thomas Smile Designs. One of our Billings, MT dentists will examine your oral health and discuss your smile goals to ensure you get the perfect treatment. Once it’s decided that implant-supported dentures are the best restoration, we’ll schedule your next appointment.
The next step is implant placement. We’ll first administer a local anesthetic to ensure you don’t feel any pain during the procedure. We also offer dental sedation options if necessary. Your dentist will then strategically place your dental implants into your jawbone and place a temporary restoration to protect them during your recovery.
The healing process will take anywhere from three to six months, during which your implants will naturally fuse with your bone. This process is known as osseointegration and allows your implants to become a strong anchor for your dentures.
When your mouth has fully healed, you’ll return to our Billings office for your final restoration fitting. Dr.Thomas will make any adjustments if needed before securing your restoration in place. Once your dentures are secure, you’ll leave our office with a stunning and healthy smile.