Would you like a strong, firm foundation for your removable dentures? Are you tired of the slippage, dietary restrictions, slurred speech and messy adhesives so common to traditional dentures?
If so, Nidhi D. Sikka DDS and her associate dentist, Mona Chattha DDS, may have the perfect solution - the dental implant-supported denture. Manufactured from a biocompatible titanium metal alloy, IMTEC Mini Dental Implants from science innovator 3M are inserted into the patient's jawbone in a 90-minute, minimally invasive procedure right at Sikka Dental.
A Secure Denture Stabilization System
IMTEC Mini Dental Implants meld right to the patient's jaw through a process called osseointegration. Because the spherical implants are so small, less than 2 mm in diameter, the in-office surgery requires just a pain shot, and subsequent healing time is very rapid. Dentures are fitted with an o-ring system which snaps securely onto the implants, resting the prosthesis lightly on the patient's gums.
Even patients whose bone is not dense enough for traditional implants can receive the IMTEC devices and leave with their full denture in place and functional. That means:
- eating a regular diet
- never needing denture adhesives
- enjoying clear speech, stable chewing and a natural-looking, attractive smile
- a cost-sparing price
After the simple procedure, patients typically need no more than over the counter ibuprofen or acetaminophen for 48 hours for mild discomfort.
A Better Jaw Bone and Easy Hygiene
Just as with traditional implants, IMTEC Mini-Dental Implants exercise the jaw bone, strengthening its density and size.
Of course, patients must perform good dental hygiene at home as recommended by the American Dental Hygienists Association. Also, patients should see Dr. Sikka for exams and cleanings every 6 months or as recommended. It's important to keep implants and dentures very clean and to brush gums, cheeks, tongue and hard palate twice a day to stimulate circulation.
Many patients use an ACCESS toothbrush, also made by 3M, to clean their implant devices. A Water-Pic keeps the o-ring fixtures free of food particles. These practices ensure healthy gums and longevity of the implant devices.
Need More Information?
Doctors Sikka and Chattha run a family dentistry practice that also specializes in sedation and hospital dentistry. They even make house calls to patients who have special needs and mobility issues. Your oral health and comfort are their priority.
Contact your San Jose dentist today to find out more about IMTEC Mini Dental Implants. They may be the perfect solution for your new smile. Call (408)259-1280.