Implant-Retained Dentures – Dallas, TX
Better Security, Boosted Confidence
If you’ve been relying on a denture for many years, you probably know all about the setbacks and inconveniences that can come with using one. Whether it’s a full or partial denture, it never really feels quite as natural as normal teeth since they only rest on top of the gums. In comparison, a prosthetic that attaches directly to dental implant ensures your smile not only looks more natural, but feels that way as well! To learn how Dr. Brumbaugh can make your smile more secure, give his office a call!
How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?
You won’t have to rely on denture adhesive to ensure your denture stays in place. Instead, your denture attaches to a series of dental implants that are placed ahead of time and given time to heal inside of the jaw. The number of implants that are placed largely depends on the quality of your existing bone tissue and how many teeth you need to replace. However, those receiving implant-retained dentures will find they need to have between four and six implants placed. With that said, the exact number will be determined during a detailed, in-person consultation with Dr. Brumbaugh.
Am I A Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?
The best way to know for sure if you are a candidate for implant-retained dentures is by completing an exam at our office. During this visit, we complete digital X-rays and CT cone beam scans to better understand the condition of your bone and soft tissue. If you have positive oral health, enough bone tissue to receive dental implants, and healthy gums, then dental implants should be more than feasible. However, there are some instances where those who have had dentures for a very long time may have lost some bone tissue and therefore need bone grafting ahead of their implant-retained denture treatment.
The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure
Upon completing your detailed exams, Dr. Brumbaugh will schedule your surgery with one of our trusted dental experts. By partnering with implant specialists in the area, you’ll receive the most comprehensive tooth replacement possible. After the implants have been placed, you’ll need to wait for them to sufficiently heal before we can place the permanent prosthetic. This process, known as osseointegration, typically takes between four and six months to complete. After the healing is finished, we’ll provide you with your dedicated restoration and go over tips to practice at-home care. This ensures your tooth replacement lasts for many decades as intended.
Benefits Of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
When you use dental implants to hold a denture, you’re getting a restoration that is actually capable of chewing through your favorite foods without concern. If you’ve had a denture for many years, you already know that chewing hard, crunchy, or tough foods can be almost impossible. Since the denture relies on a series of dental implants, you can eat, smile, and speak with confidence. Additionally, you won’t need to rely on denture adhesive to keep it in place, nor remove the denture just to keep it maintained. This makes their day-to-day use feel more lifelike than any other tooth replacement option.