Implant Dentures – Carrollton, TX
Say Goodbye to Slipping, Irritating, and Frustrating Dentures!
Teeth may be relatively small, but they play a big part in our everyday lives. Missing even just one tooth can take a significant toll on your oral health and your confidence. Unfortunately, missing all your teeth on your upper or lower arch (or both) can be exponentially worse! Traditionally, the only way to treat such significant tooth loss was with a denture. While these classic restorations are quick, effective, and convenient, they have their drawbacks. If you’re ready to say goodbye to slipping, irritating, and frustrating dentures, come talk to us about implant dentures! Read on to learn more about this modern tooth loss solution and give us a call to schedule your consultation!
Why Choose DD Family Dentistry of Carrollton For Implant Dentures?
- Honest Prices & Numerous Flexible Payment Options
- Beautiful, Comfortable, and Long-Lasting Results
- Entire Treatment Conveniently Performed In Our Carrollton Office
What Are Implant Dentures?
While traditional dentures are certainly better than going without an entire arch of teeth, they only replace the crowns of missing teeth and leave the roots missing. Without this important structure, dentures can only restore about 20% of your natural biting power and can slip or pop out of place. Over time, they will lose their fit and need to be replaced. To improve the stability and longevity of a denture, we can anchor it into place with four to six dental implants.
These small titanium posts are placed into specific areas of the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone and gum tissues to recreate the missing roots. Once fastened on top of these dental implants, a denture will look, feel, and function almost exactly like your natural smile! Patients typically regain 70% or more of their chewing ability, meaning they can consume a nutritious, varied diet. In addition to the increased stability, an implant denture has the potential to last for several decades, which is much longer than the lifespan of a traditional denture, which is about 5-10 years.
The Dental Implant Process
If you decide that implant dentures are the right treatment option to repair your smile, we’ll complete the process over several phases. First, we’ll need to prepare your smile by removing any damaged teeth and correcting issues like gum disease. Many patients will need to also complete bone or gum grafts to ensure their mouth can successfully support dental implants. Then, you’ll undergo a minor surgery to have your dental implants placed. Once they are in position, you’ll need to wait three to six months before we can affix your denture. During this time, the dental implants will fuse with your jawbone and soft tissues. Once they’ve fully integrative, you’ll return to our office to have your custom-made denture placed.
Caring for Your Implant Dentures
Once your implant denture is in place, you can brush and clean your smile like usual. Even though your denture won’t be at risk of decay or cavities, you still need to prevent food debris and plaque from remaining on your denture and gums. This is essential for preventing periimplantitis, which is a form of gum disease that can attack the supportive structures around your dental implants and cause them to fail. In addition to brushing for at least two minutes twice a day, you should also use a water flosser and ADA-Approved mouthwash to limit bacteria and plaque buildup between your denture and gumline. During your biannual dental checkups, we can provide guidance to help you improve your at-home oral hygiene process and keep your implant denture flawlessly functioning for years to come.