If you are among the 40 million Americans who do not have any remaining natural teeth, you have probably given conventional dentures a try. Although they recreated the appearance of your teeth, they did not quite give you the results you wanted. Despite several advancements, traditional dentures will never feel natural.
Luckily, you are not out of options. With implant dentures in Denton, TX, you can regain the next best thing to your real teeth. This solution can improve your overall quality of life by looking, feeling, and functioning just like your home-grown pearly whites. Plus, they can last a lifetime if you take good care of them! Contact Denton Dental Center today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Todd Balington and learn more.
While technology has made regular dentures look and feel better than ever, you will inevitably deal with slipping and irritation. Not to mention, you will need to have them replaced every few years. Dental implants resolve the common complaints of traditional dentures. By surgically placing a small number of implant posts into your jawbone, your denture is firmly secured in place. Depending on your specific circumstances, preferences, and needs, Dr. Balington may recommend one of the two kinds of implant dentures:
An implant denture can be permanently fixed in place, only able to be removed by an implant dentist in Denton. This allows you to brush and floss your replacement teeth as if they were your real ones. Fixed implant dentures usually require four to six implant posts and a greater amount of healthy jawbone density, but they deliver more long-term flexibility.
Like regular dentures, implant dentures can be removable for cleaning purposes. Removable implant dentures tend to only require two to five implant posts, making it possible to receive them even if you have slightly less jawbone density.
Implant denture treatment is completed over the course of multiple steps. First, we prepare your mouth for dental implant surgery, which may entail preliminary procedures like bone grafting, gum disease therapy, or the removal of severely decayed or damaged teeth. Then, we refer you to a trusted specialist, who surgically places the implant posts at strategic locations and angles in your jaw. Over the next few months, osseointegration will occur, and the implants will merge with your jawbone. Next, you’ll return to our office to have abutments or attachments placed atop your implants to secure your denture. When your custom prosthetic finally arrives from the dental lab, we anchor it onto your implants.
Although getting implant dentures takes longer than receiving a conventional denture, the long-term benefits of implant dentures make them worth the wait!
Dental implants are versatile enough for almost all healthy adults to benefit from them. That said, good candidates for implant dentures usually have the following qualities:
Because dental implants in Denton mimic your original tooth roots, implant dentures provide several benefits that are not possible with traditional dentures, including: