Locator® Overdenture Implant System
If you have a line of missing teeth, you may be considering dental implants. This tooth replacement solution is very effective for not only restoring the looks of a smile, but it also returns the usage of your teeth basically to 100%, allowing you to eat and speak as you did before you lost any teeth. To discuss your dental implant options and whether or not you are a candidate for the procedure, make an appointment at Promont Dental Design in Frisco, TX.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer several benefits over other tooth replacement options such as dentures or bridges. Because they are placed directly into the jawbone, they can essentially act as tooth roots, stimulating the surrounding bone and preventing bone recession. They are also much more stable than other tooth replacement options. Dentures and bridges can shift or be dislodged if the fit isn’t just right, but implants create a firm foundation for overdentures, allowing you to use your tooth prosthetic just like natural teeth. They are also much easier to keep clean and to maintain than either dentures or bridges.
It takes at least two appointments over the course of several months to have dental implants placed. During your first visit to Promont Dental Design, your dentist will insert the small titanium posts into the jawbone after making an incision and preparing the bone underneath. This will only be done after it has been confirmed that you have sufficient bone to support a dental implant. The surgical sites will then be left alone for several months to allow the implant to fuse completely with the surrounding bone. At your next appointment, the artificial tooth or overdenture will be fixed to the dental implant to restore function to your smile.
The Locator® Overdenture Implant (LODI) System
The LODI system is a permanent two-piece narrow diameter implant solution. It consists of implants that are more narrow than standard implants, which is beneficial for patients who wish to receive implants, but have anatomical limitations, are unwilling or unable to endure an invasive surgery, decline bone grafting treatment, or have financial limitations. The system utilizes innovative technology in its implants to increase their stability as well as the ease of inserting and removing overdentures.
If you are interested in having dental implants placed, make an appointment at Promont Dental Design in Frisco to have a consultation with our dentist and discuss your options, including the Locator® Overdenture Implant System.