are you candidate for dentures?Commonwealth Prosthodontics exclusively offers Precision Implant Dentures, a cutting-edge treatment option for implant-retained overdenture candidates. It is a very appealing option for baby boomers who focus on their quality of care, health and wellness, and the aesthetics of their dental options.

You may currently be unhappy with messy and uncomfortable adhesives which inadequately retain your dentures. You may be bothered by constant movement of your dentures in your mouth, causing sore spots — or, even worse — dentures which dislodge while you are laughing or speaking.

However, with the multiple treatment scenarios that Precision Implant Dentures provide, and recent advancements in dental implant technology, chances are there is a Precision Implant Dentures option that will work for you.

At your initial in-office consultation, Dr. Schleider and his team will help you better understand your current dental condition by:

  • Reviewing your dental history, particularly your oral hygiene habits and the condition of your gums and underlying bone.
  • Reviewing your general health history.
  • Listening to why you are unhappy with your teeth and/or dentures.
  • Performing a complete dental exam, including any necessary X-rays.
  • Recommending the treatment option best suited to your case.

In general, patients with tissue-supported dentures who are in overall good health are almost always considered good candidates for dental implants. “Tissue-supported” describes the situation in which a person will bite down and have no teeth; thus, his or her dentures must be supported by gum tissue alone.

However, some health conditions may preclude a patient from being able to receive implant-retained dentistry, including:

  • Potential clients with a history of uncontrolled diabetes.
  • Patients who are taking medications called bisphosphonates, which are used to treat conditions affecting the bones such as osteoporosis, Paget’s disease, and bone metastasis.
  • People with certain blood dyscrasias, or imbalances.

People with these health conditions may not be suitable candidates for implant-retained dental therapies without the cooperation of their treating physicians and an understanding of the associated risks.

At Commonwealth Prosthodontics, Precision Implant Dentures’ technology gives most potential clients two options: either overdentures supported by regular implants; or, if you have a limited amount of bone, mini-dental implants which use narrow anchors with reduced vertical height to compensate for narrow dental ridges.

Precision Implant Dentures are a top-of-the-line option in implant-retained overdenture treatment without a top-of-the-line price tag. Please contact Commonwealth Prosthodontics at our Richmond office at (804) 346-3366 or request your appointment online.