Thanks to modern dental technology and high-quality materials, today’s removable dentures are far more comfortable, lifelike, and durable than they were in the past. However, without a root system to keep them anchored in place, they often still leave patients frustrated with their new smile. If this sounds familiar, consider switching to implant dentures in White Settlement! We can help you achieve the strong, confident, and stable smile you deserve with the help of this revolutionary tooth loss solution. To learn more, give us a call today and schedule your consultation!
At first glance, implant dentures look very much like traditional dentures. An acrylic, gum-colored base is crafted to fit precisely over your gum ridge and set into it is a full set of natural-looking, custom-made replacement teeth. The main difference is how implant dentures stay supported in your mouth. While traditional dentures rely on their close fit and natural suction to stay in place, implant dentures are supported by several strategically placed dental implants. Depending on your unique needs and preferences, there are two different types of implant dentures to choose from:
Fixed implant dentures are designed to, as their name implies, stay fixed permanently in place once installed in your mouth. They can only be removed by a trained dentist, which means you can comfortably keep them in place while you brush, eat, and sleep.
Alternatively, removable or “snap-on dentures” can be popped into and out of place by a patient as needed. You’ll need to remove them occasionally for cleanings, but these type of implant dentures are popular because they require less jawbone density.
Your journey towards a new smile starts with a consultation. Once we’ve addressed any preliminary issues and have created a custom treatment plan, we’ll schedule your dental implant surgery. We’ll make a few small incisions in your gums and place the dental implants in pre-planned areas, closing up the gum tissue around them. In about four to six months, the dental implants will fully integrate with your jawbone and you’ll return to have your abutment pieces attached. From there, your last appointment will be to secure your brand-new denture in place. Then you’ll be all set to go out and enjoy your new smile!
Most healthy adults are a good candidate for dental implants and implant dentures. You’ll need to be well enough to undergo minor surgery and it’s important that your mouth is healthy and free of issues like cavities and gum disease. Finally, you’ll need to have adequate jawbone density to support your new denture. Since this can be a problem for patients suffering from extensive tooth loss, you may need a preliminary bone grafting to be considered a good candidate for implant dentures.
When you restore your smile with implant dentures, you can expect benefits like: