Are you tired of ill-fitting traditional dentures that slip and slide around when you try to talk or chew? Thanks to implant-retained dentures in Round Rock, that discomfort can be a thing of the past. These special dentures are held in place with dental implants, or artificial tooth roots that are surgically inserted below the gumline. Once installed, your dentures can be either held in place or removable like a traditional denture. You can kiss unexpected slippage goodbye!
Normally, dentures are used for patients who are missing all their teeth on one or both arches. Impressions are taken, and then your prosthetic teeth are designed and added to a gum-colored acrylic base. That base is attached to your gum tissue with natural suction or denture adhesive, or a combination of the two. Although modern dentistry has come a long way in designing dentures, oftentimes they still do not feel completely natural.
That’s where implant-retained dentures come in. Instead of suction or messy adhesive, these dentures are anchored in place by an average of four dental implants in Round Rock. These titanium posts function as tooth roots to stimulate your jawbone and prevent bone deterioration that would normally happen with tooth loss. Your jawbone will fuse to the posts, providing stability that dentures alone simply cannot deliver.
Dentures secured by dental implants are by far the most successful tooth replacement option. However, their success rate depends upon the health of your jawbone. You must have enough healthy jawbone tissue left to support the implants and allow the bone to grow around the posts. If you don’t have enough jawbone density to support the implants, don’t worry. You may simply have to undergo a bone graft to add adequate support to your jawbone. This may add a few months to the process, but it will be definitely worth it to receive properly retained dentures.
During your initial consultation, we’ll take a detailed scan of your mouth to assess the condition of your oral structures and determine the best places to insert the implants. Then, we’ll place the implants while you are under sedation or anesthesia. We will strategically place an average of four implants throughout the jawbone to help prevent bone loss as much as we can. Abutments are placed on each implant, which act as connectors between the implant posts and your dentures.
Sometimes, we may place a temporary denture immediately following your procedure, so that you don’t have to go a day without your teeth. In other cases, we will allow your jawbone a few months to heal before fitting you with your custom-made denture to restore the health, appearance, and function of your smile.
By restoring your smile with dental implants in Round Rock, you can reap several benefits, such as:
If you’re suffering through tooth loss, implant-retained dentures in Round Rock offer the perfect solution. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn if they’re right for you.