Implant-Retained Denture – Prosper, TX
Stabilize Your Denture with a Lasting Solution
Are you tired of your dentures slipping? Maybe you miss eating your favorite foods, like steak? No matter the issue, you don’t need to live with the disadvantages of a traditional denture. Instead, you can enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth when needing full mouth replacement. By anchoring your denture to your jawbone with dental implants you will never need to worry about slipping or irritation again!
How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?
Several improvements over the years have enhanced the fit and aesthetics of a traditional denture. Your dentist takes an impression of your mouth to carefully craft a gum-colored arch to hold your prosthetic teeth. The arch is held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive. Although they are more realistic than ever, they will always have their limitations. Not to mention, they will only last for a few years before needing to be replaced.
Implant-retained dentures solve the common complaints of a traditional denture. Instead of using suction or an adhesive, your denture is secured to your jawbone using an average of 4 to 8 implant posts. This stabilizes your denture to allow your new smile to closely look and feel natural. It also has the potential to last for a lifetime, so you’ll never need to worry about having it replaced.
Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?
If you’ve lost all your natural teeth in 1 or both arches, you may be a candidate for full mouth replacement using dental implants. You must have good oral and general health, as well as minimal risk factors for implant failure. We perform a comprehensive consultation to ensure you’re a candidate for dental implants. Besides a visual examination, we also take a CT scan to look for any issues below the surface that may compromise the long-term success of your new smile, like low bone density.
Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure
The process of rebuilding your smile with an implant-retained denture will take several months, but it is time well spent. Your treatment will consist of multiple stages, which we handle in-office. After your initial consultation and you’ve healed from any previous procedures, your implant posts are surgically placed into your jawbone. Over the next several months, your jawbone fuses to the posts through a process called osseointegration. Once you’ve healed, special fixtures called abutments are placed on each post to connect your custom-made denture.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
Dental implants mimic the roots of your teeth, allowing you to enjoy a variety of benefits that aren’t possible using a traditional denture, including:
- Over a 95% success rate to last for several decades.
- Looks natural to restore your confidence.
- Regain as much as 70% of your biting force.
- Eliminates slipping and irritation.
- Preserves your jawbone’s density.
- Supports your facial tissues.
- Easy maintenance and care.
- Long-term, cost-effective solution.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
If you’re ready to restore your quality of life, it’s time to see if an implant-retained denture is right for you. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.