Permanent Smiles for a Lifetime
At Orbit Dental, you can expect nothing but the very best in care and service. When faced with tooth loss, our dentists understand the challenges you are experiencing and believe in offering top-of-the-line solutions to improve your oral health and overall aesthetics. While traditional dentures are less expensive and capable of restoring the look of your smile, they lack many of the attributes and qualities only implant dentures in Garland can provide. Using titanium posts and customized restorations, these permanent prosthetics make it possible to embrace a better quality of life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and find out why more than 3 million people in the U.S. have committed to living life with dental implants.
What Are Implant Dentures?
Unlike traditional dentures that only sit on top of your gums and rely on your natural suction to hold them in place, implant dentures are titanium posts that mimic the natural structure of a tooth and its root. Surgically placed into the jawbone, it offers continuous stimulation while restoring the look and feel of a regular tooth. Using between 4 and 8 dental implants, a customized denture is placed on top, creating a healthier, more complete, and longer-lasting smile.
Your initial consultation with our implant dentist in Garland will include discussions regarding the need for preliminary treatment, the dental implant surgery, and the type of denture you will receive, which will include one of the two options:
Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures
If you want a prosthetic that is permanently in place and cannot be removed, you will prefer this type of hybrid prosthesis. A fixed implant denture requires between 4 and 8 dental implants and enough jawbone density to support your new smile. Only a qualified dental professional can remove the prosthetic, but you have the ability to easily maintain your artificial teeth.
Removable Implant Dentures
If your jawbone lacks the necessary density, you may be recommended for a removable or “Snap-On denture.” Held in place by 2-5 dental implants and a bar- or ball-retained device, you can easily remove this prosthetic at night when preparing to clean it.
The Implant Denture Process
The dental implant process takes time and patience. Yes, you’ll undergo months of recovery, but the investment in your time and money will be well worth it once you see the results.
Every patient who receives dental implants will likely have varying treatment plans, but the process for receiving these permanent prosthetics remains the same:
- You must first schedule an initial consultation with our team to discuss your eligibility. You will either be free to move forward with dental implant surgery or be required to undergo preliminary treatments (i.e., bone grafting, sinus lift, periodontal therapy).
- Because the entire start-to-finish placement and restoration occur in-house, you will meet with your implant dentist and receive local anesthesia to numb your mouth before small incisions in your gums are made to expose the underlying bone. Carefully placing each dental implant, we will close the gum tissue and place protective healing caps over each area.
- You’ll be required to return home and spend 3-6 months recovering and allowing osseointegration to occur. Once the bone and implant are properly fused, you will return to have your metal abutments put into place.
- The final stage is receiving your customized denture. No matter the type you and your dentist choose, you can expect it to look and feel completely natural.
Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?
To determine if you are a candidate for implant dentures, you will need to schedule an initial consultation. During this visit, a member of our dental team will examine your oral and overall health as well as your jawbone density. Several factors will be considered before providing a thorough treatment plan:
- Your oral health and if you have any signs of gum disease or severe decay, as we will need to treat with periodontal therapy and/or extract problematic teeth.
- Your overall health and if you have a specific health condition or an autoimmune disorder that might cause your dental implants to fail.
- Your jawbone health and whether there is enough to adequately support a fixed denture. If not, you may need to look into a removable denture, bone grafting, or All-On-4.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
By combining dentures with dental implants in Garland, you will find the benefits cannot be matched with any other form of tooth replacement, such as:
- Continuous jawbone stimulation because the implant acts as a tooth root.
- Improved functionality when eating and speaking, allowing you to eat the foods you love without worrying about accidental slippage.
- The ability to easily maintain your new smile with the oral hygiene products you have at home.
- Saving money on prosthetics that don’t require denture adhesives, special cleaning products, or regular adjustments and replacements every 5-10 years.
- Prosthetics that can last 30 years or longer with proper care and maintenance.
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