Implant Supported Dentures - Pittsburgh, PA | Oakdale, PA

Smile Securely With Dentures

Dental Implants Provide the Stability You Need

Does a healthy, happy life seem out of reach because you’re missing teeth or have loose dentures? Without normal, comfortable tooth function and a full smile, it’s almost impossible to eat a diverse, satisfying diet, feel confident, or enjoy an active social life. Natural teeth play a crucial role in oral health and function. Your teeth provide stimulation to the jawbone when you chew, keeping it dense and strong. As you lose teeth, the bone will begin to deteriorate. The only way to reverse this bone loss is through bone grafting and by reestablishing that stimulation permanently with dental implants. Dr. TJ Ameredes is a board-certified implantologist with more than 15 years in practice. He and his associate, Dr. David Mascio, have over 38 years of combined experience and are here to help you regain a healthy, confident life with implant supported dentures in Pittsburgh and Oakdale, PA!

Dental Implant Placement

Your treatment begins with a personalized consultation with our implant dentist. During this appointment he’ll discuss your current state of dentition and expectations for treatment. We’ll take x-rays and digital impressions of your mouth to help with surgical planning and creating your new denture. Once we’ve created a custom treatment plan, you’ll return to our office to have your dental implants placed. Dr. Ameredes and our team have placed and restored thousands of implants and utilize customized surgical guides to ensure your procedure is accurate and produces predictable results. Our minimally invasive approach and calming sedation dentistry will also ensure your appointment is comfortable and relaxing.

We place your dental implants in areas of your jawbone that have the greatest density, usually in the front portion of your jaw. Depending on your unique case, your denture will be secured to these implants with either a ball or bar attachment and can be removed for cleaning. Once your surgery is complete, you’ll need 4-6 months to heal and for the implants to integrate fully with your jawbone. You’ll have a temporary denture to wear during this time until your final denture is secured–after the recovery phase is complete.

The Confidence of a Stable Smile

Implant supported dentures bring together the strength and stability of dental implants with the aesthetics of modern removable dentures. With two or more dental implants permanently secured in your jawbone, your dentures will have the support they need for a reliable and strong bite. You won’t have to worry about your dentures coming loose or falling out, and you won’t need to use adhesive creams again either.

Additionally, unlike traditional dentures that rest on the gums and can accelerate bone loss, implant supported dentures help to stimulate your jawbone and keep it healthy and strong by transferring biting pressure from your gums to the implants. You’ll look and feel more confident too, as you regain your oral and overall health with teeth tough enough to bite and chew a healthy variety of foods. Overall, you’ll experience a renewed sense of wellbeing and a boost in your quality of life!

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