Implant Dentures – Fort Worth, TX
Completely Replace All of Your Teeth
Have you joined the roughly 40 million Americans who are missing all of their teeth? It won’t be long before you notice the obvious drawbacks, such as decreased speaking ability, diminished confidence, and a severely restricted diet. Traditional dentures will let you enjoy life with a full set of teeth again, but if you want your new smile to look, feel, and function like your natural one, then you should reach out to Dr. Neil to see if sturdy, reliable implant dentures are a good choice for you.
Why Choose Dr. Karen Neil, DDS for Dentures?
- #1: Dentist with 30+ Years of Experience
- #2: Dental Implant Placement Performed In-House
- #3: Flexible Financing Options Available
What are Implant Dentures?
An implant denture is exactly what you’d think it is based on the name: dentures that have been attached to dental implants. You don’t need an implant post for each missing tooth; a partial or full denture can get all the support it needs from three to six implant posts that have been placed in the right positions. Implant dentures can either be fixed or removable. The kind you receive can be based on your own preferences, but it might also take your specific needs into account.
Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures
Fixed implant dentures are permanently anchored to the implant posts and will only be removed by your dentist for cleanings and examinations. About 4 to 6 implants will be needed to hold the dentures in place. You can only get fixed implant dentures if your jaw has enough bone density to support them.
Removable Implant Dentures
Sometimes called “overdentures”, removable dentures are attached to implant posts with clips or ball sockets. You can take them out to clean underneath them and brush your gums. One advantage of removable dentures is that they don’t need as many implant posts to support them, so you can get them even if you have a lower level of jawbone density.
The Implant Denture Process
As with any dental implant treatment, getting implant dentures will take multiple visits. First is the preparation stage, where we take any steps that are necessary to make room for implant dentures and make sure that your jaw will be able to support them. This often involves removing decayed teeth and placing tissue grafts. The next step is the implant surgery, which can be performed right here without the need for a referral. The implants will join with the bone and gum tissue after several months, and once they’re ready to support a denture, we can take the impressions we need to design the final restoration.
Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?
An ideal candidate for implant dentures has:
- Good overall health and can have minor surgery done
- A healthy mouth without gum disease or other infections
- The ability to commit to an implant process that lasts several months
- The ability to maintain good oral health after receiving implants
We can confirm whether you’re a good candidate for implants at your first consultation.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
- Your oral health may improve since implant dentures are easy to take care of.
- The implants will stimulate the jaw to stop bone loss and facial collapse.
- Many people are more confident with implant dentures in social situations since they don’t have to worry about their teeth moving.
- You can eat whatever you want thanks to the increased bite force that the implants provide.
- Well-cared for dentures can last for decades or even a lifetime.