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Dr. I need to have two lower traditional implants placed to hold my bottom denture. I do not want to be without teeth. Can I get the implants in and the denture in the same day? I have heard they have to heal for months. Thank You

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The key to a strong implant is healing. If you use an implant before it has integrated fully with the surrounding bone, it will never allow bone cells to form completely to the implant, therefore it will not have the same strength, and it can fail easily. Generally, the only immediately usable denture implants are the "all on four"type. This is because of the longer length and extreme angle used for placement,change the way forces transmit through the implant. This allows for healing while being used.
Do you already have a denture? Generally, this is lined with a soft lining and worn over the healing implants. If you don't have one, you may want to have a temporary denture with a soft lining, called a transitional denture made for you. This way you will have something you can wear for a few months while you heal. It is also a great way to determine the way you'd like the teeth to look in the final denture.  

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Marielaina Perrone DDS

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I am a Family, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentist. I am well versed in virtually all of dentistry including dental surgery, dental implants, endodontics, periodontal disease, cosmetic dentistry procedures, dental phobia treatment, etc. Essentially if it is dental related I can help. Cosmetic Dentist Henderson Nevada Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentist Las Vegas Dental Implants

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I graduated from Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine in 1997 with my D.D.S. degree and have been in private practice ever since. I currently maintain a private practice in Henderson, Nevada.

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Dental School: Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine 1993-1997 Post Grad: Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine Advanced Education in General Dentistry 1997-1998

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