Do you currently use a denture as a solution for your missing teeth? Whether you have a denture for your top arch, bottom arch, or both, chances are you have run into setbacks along the way. Speaking with loved ones can be difficult and so can finding a place to eat that can accommodate your dentures. The good news is there are other solutions out there that can make your smile not only look more natural, but become far more comfortable (and less of a hassle to deal with day-to-day.) Call Dr. Manuel today to learn more about implant dentures in Temple!
Typically, a denture would rely on the natural shape of the mouth, suction from the gums, and denture adhesive to stay in place. While this means they often look natural, they don’t do much for your biting strength. This also means they are not quite as sturdy as your natural teeth. With an implant denture, you can attach a denture to titanium posts that are affixed inside of your jaw. The posts are meant to replace the roots of teeth, making them strong enough to hold a denture with confidence. With that said, there are two types of implant dentures you can receive:
This denture is permanently attached to the dental implants and is not meant to be removed by patients. Instead, it is only removed by a dentist in the event it needs to be replaced or another issue is present.
Also known as an overdenture, a removable implant denture can be detached for easy cleaning. In some cases, an older denture can even be customized to attach to dental implants.
After you’ve completed any preparatory treatments you may need (i.e. bone grafts, tooth extractions, etc.) you’ll be scheduled for dental implant surgery. Dr. Manuel can place the implants in-house for added convenience. This involves making small incisions in your gum tissue and creating dedicated holes for the implants to fit into. The number of implants you receive will depend on the condition of your jawbone. Once surgery is complete, you’ll need to wait several months for the implants to heal before a permanent, custom-made denture can be attached.
You are more than likely a candidate for implant dentures if you:
With an implant denture, you can expect a variety of long-lasting benefits, including the following: