Implant Dentures – Carrollton, TX
Replace an Entire Row of Teeth with Sturdy Implants
It’s estimated that more than 36 million Americans do not have any teeth. Many of these individuals rely on dentures to eat and speak. However, traditional dentures can often slip out of place, leading to potentially embarrassing moments. Fortunately, Dr. Dillard can make sure your new teeth stay where they need to be with sturdy, long-lasting dental implants. If you’re interested in implant dentures, call to schedule a consultation at our Carrollton office today.
Why Choose Anthony Dillard, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for Implant Dentures?
- Entire Dental Implant Procedure Completed In-House
- State-of-the-Art Technology for Taking Impressions
- Flexible Financing Options Available
What Are Implant Dentures?
Unlike traditional dentures that use natural suction or adhesive to stay on the gums, implant dentures are held in place by small, screwlike posts that have been inserted into the jaw. This helps ensure that your new teeth are anchored to your mouth at all times.
Implant dentures are designed to either be fixed in place or removable. We’ll need to consider your unique needs and preferences to determine what kind of implant denture is best for you.
Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures
Fixed implant dentures are permanently attached to the implant posts supporting them. The only time they will be removed is during trips to your implant dentist. One of the biggest reasons why many patients choose fixed dentures is because they can be brushed and flossed as if they were natural teeth. However, they tend to require more implant posts (typically four to eight) than removable implant dentures.
Removable Implant Dentures
You can take a removable implant denture out of your mouth at any time, allowing you to clean underneath it. We typically recommend this type of denture to patients with lower jawbone density since fewer implant posts (usually two to five) are needed.
The Implant Denture Process
At your initial consultation, we’ll confirm that you’re eligible for dental implants and plan your treatment according to your needs. Bone grafting and other preparatory procedures might be required before we can move on with implant placement.
We’ll surgically insert the implant posts at strategic points in your jaw. After they’ve bonded with the surrounding bone (which can take up to six months), we’ll place metal connectors called abutments on them. Finally, we’ll design your final denture and use the abutments to attach it to the implant posts.
Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?
If you’re missing an entire arch of teeth, you may be a candidate for implant dentures as long as:
- You don’t have gum disease or other oral health issues.
- You have enough jawbone density to support the implant posts.
- You are able to maintain excellent oral hygiene once your dental implants are in place.
Note that even if you can’t get dental implants right away, you may still be able to have them placed after completing the appropriate preliminary treatments.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
Implant dentures have several advantages that traditional dentures simply can’t match, such as:
- Feeling and looking like your natural teeth.
- Restoring your biting force so that you can eat all your favorite foods.
- Preventing bone loss in your jaw.
- Lasting for decades with the right kind of maintenance.