Implant-Retained Dentures – Austin, TX
Enjoy a Permanent Solution to Tooth Loss
Dentures have undergone many improvements over the years to enhance their function and fit. Although they are more realistic than ever, they will always have their limitations. You don’t need to settle for anything less than the best. You can enjoy a nearly perfect replica of your natural teeth with an implant-retained denture in Lakeway. We can stabilize your smile and give your confidence a boost with dental implants.
How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?
A traditional denture is fabricated from a model of your mouth to rest on your gum tissues and is held in place using suction or an adhesive. This restores your ability to chew, speak, and smile confidently; however, there are some disadvantages, like slipping or irritation. Implant-retained dentures resolve the common complaints of the traditional method using the latest advancements in dentistry.
4 to 8 titanium dental implant posts are strategically placed into your bone. They act as new tooth roots to anchor your denture to your jaw. You’ll never need to worry about slipping, irritation, or messy adhesives again!
Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?
If you’re among the 35 million Americans who’ve suffered significant tooth loss in one or both arches, you might be a candidate for an implant-retained denture. Often, if you have good oral and general health, you can get dental implants, but your dentist will need to perform an extensive consultation to ensure there are minimal risk factors for failure. In some cases, we might determine you need to have additional procedures before your placement surgery, like tooth extractions or bone grafting.
Implant-Retained Denture Procedure
Rebuilding your smile with dental implants will take several months to complete. Although it might require more time than the traditional method, you’ll enjoy a solution that can last for several decades. The first step involves surgically placing a specific number of dental implant posts into pre-determined areas of your jawbone. During the next several weeks, your jaw will fuse to the posts through a process called osseointegration. After your bone has healed, special abutments are placed on each post to connect your denture to your jawbone.
All-On-4 uses the same basic concept as a traditional implant-retained denture; however, fewer posts are used. Only 4 dental implants are needed to support it. Although less posts are used, you’ll enjoy the same benefits and stability as the other method. The posts are inserted into the thickest areas of your jaw, which can eliminate the need for bone grafting. You can also enjoy a complete smile the same day as your placement surgery. We can fit you with a temporary denture, so you don’t need to go without any teeth while you heal.
Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures
Dental implants act as new tooth roots, allowing you to gain several benefits not possible with the traditional treatment, including:
- Over a 95% success rate.
- Looks natural.
- Regain 70% of your biting force.
- Preserves your jawbone’s density.
- Supports your facial tissues.
- Easy maintenance and care.
- Long-term solution that lasts for decades.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you’re tired of a slipping denture, secure it with dental implants in Lakeway. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.