Only your Dental Clinician can recommend if dental implants are the right choice for you, but with the multiple scenarios that InPlace™ treatment options provide, and the recent advancements in dental implant technology, chances are there is an InPlace treatment option that will work for you. It all starts with your initial in-office consultation with your Dental Clinician.
At the initial consultation, your Dental Clinician will help you to understand your current dental condition by:
Reviewing your dental and general health history
Listening to why you are unhappy with your teeth
Performing a complete dental examination including
Recommending the appropriate treatment option that best fits your scenario
Once the assessment of your dental health is complete, your Dental Clinician will work with you to develop a plan that fits your needs and your budget to deliver the InPlace treatment option that is right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How will I know if the InPlace Retention For Replacement Teeth method is right for me?
Every patient situation is different, when you consult with an InPlace Dental Clinician, he/she will be able to determine if InPlace is right for you.
Q: How long does InPlace treatment take?
Treatment times/methods vary from patient to patient. Your Dental Clinician will evaluate your general health, oral hygiene habits and anatomic acceptability to determine the right treatment plan for you. Many patients leave the dental office after treatment in full function and recognizing the renewed quality of life treatment has given them.
Q: I already have dentures; can these be adjusted to become overdentures for implant-retained dentures?
Only your Dental Clinician can determine this for sure, however many patients are able to keep their original dentures by having modifications made to accommodate the implant-retained treatment option.
Q: Will implant-retained overdentures help me chew my food better and help alleviate the frequent sore spots I get with conventional dentures?
Yes, these are secured in your mouth and are more stable allowing your chewing function to be more natural. In addition, the secure fit eliminates the rubbing and slippage that frequently occurs, thus eliminating sore spots.
Q: What will I be able to eat with implant-retained overdentures?
Any of the InPlace Treatment Options will allow you to enjoy the foods that you may have avoided because of your poor-fitting dentures, such as hard and chewy foods.
Q: Will I still need denture supplies, such as adhesives?
No, InPlace utilizes LOCATOR® Attachments that are placed on top of dental implants. The denture has caps that snap onto the attachments. These caps hold the denture in place, replacing the need for adhesives.
Q: With InPlace, is it hard to put my denture in and take my denture out?
No, it’s quite easy to place and remove your overdenture. InPlace treatment options incorporate LOCATOR® Attachments with nylon males that are inside of the cap in the denture. The nylon males are available in different levels of retention that can be customized to your unique scenario.
Q: How does my mouth feel when the denture is out?
If your Dental Clinician recommends the removable overdenture treatment, when the denture is removed you will feel a slightly raised component where the implant and attachments are located. The LOCATOR® Attachment has the lowest height on the market, significantly different than other attachments such as O-Ball attachments. Be sure to ask your Dental Clinician about this difference during your consultation.