- Secure Your Denture with Dental Implants
- How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?
- Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?
- The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure
- Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
- When Is a Full Arch Replacement Needed?
- Is the Procedure Painful?
- Schedule Your Consultation
Secure Your Denture with Dental Implants
Your teeth can last for a lifetime, but that does not always happen for everyone. In fact, 35 million Americans do not have any remaining natural teeth. If you are among those who have lost all their natural teeth, you have probably given dentures a try. Although you had high expectations for them to feel natural, you are disappointed with the results. What if you could enjoy the next best thing to what nature gave you? Now you can with implant-retained dentures in Houston. Dr. John H. Krell will rebuild your smile using a solution that can last for a lifetime.
How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?
Several innovations over the years have improved the fit and aesthetics of traditional dentures. They are held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive, so you can chew, smile, and speak with ease. Unfortunately, there will always be some limitations to their fit and comfort. You will deal with slipping or irritation at some point.
Implant-supported dentures resolve these issues. An average of 4 to 8 implant posts are strategically placed into your jawbone to support each denture. The dentures themselves will look just like the traditional ones, but they will have several advantages that are not possible with suction or an adhesive.
Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?
The long-term success of dental implants relies on your jawbone’s ability to support the posts. As a result, you cannot get them if you have any oral health, medical, or lifestyle factors that impact your body’s ability to heal or fight infections. Generally, if you have good dental and overall health, you are a candidate for them. Dr. Krell performs a comprehensive examination and takes a CT scan to ensure they are right for you.
The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure
Your procedure will consist of multiple stages to ensure the success of your smile. After your consultation and you have healed from any additional procedures, like bone grafting, you are scheduled for your placement surgery.
Your gum tissue is opened to expose your jawbone to strategically place dental implants into it, and then it is sutured closed. The posts stimulate your jaw to promote new bone growth. This allows your jawbone to fuse to the posts through a process called osseointegration.
After your jaw heals, special connector pieces are placed onto each post, called abutments. These are necessary to attach your denture. In some cases, we may be able to fit you with a temporary denture the same day as your placement surgery.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
Dental implants replace the entire structure of a missing tooth. This allows you to enjoy several benefits, including:
- Over a 95% success rate to last for decades.
- Looks natural to restore your confidence.
- Regain 70% of your biting force to enjoy your favorite foods.
- Permanently eliminate slipping and irritation.
- Preserves your jawbone.
- Supports your facial tissues.
- Cost-effective, long-term solution.
When Is a Full Arch Replacement Needed?
If you have lost all of your natural teeth and are interested in a lasting replacement option, a full arch replacement may be the right treatment for you.
Is the Procedure Painful?
Dr. Krell and his team of professionals are committed to your comfort as they deliver quality dental care. The treatment area will be completely numbed to minimize pain during the procedure. Additionally, a range of sedative options are available to you, to further help relax you. Ultimately, a full arch replacement can be completed with minimal discomfort to the patient.
Security: Dentures that are supported by implants provide added security that is simply not possible with traditional dentures. Patients do not have to worry about their dentures slipping or falling out, nor would they have to remove their dentures to clean them. Because the dentures are anchored in place, they provide more comfort than traditional dentures, which can irritate the gums or allow leftover food particles to become stuck.
Natural appearance: Implant-retained dentures are natural-looking, allowing patients to enjoy a smile that is as beautiful as it is functional.
Long-lasting results: Dental implants are the longest-lasting restorative option. In fact, many patients are able to enjoy their implants for life. While the dentures that are being supported by the implants may need to be replaced at some point, they are also durable.
In many cases, patients feel ready to return to their normal routines a few days to a week after implant placement. However, there are still certain restrictions that need to be taken into account. Sticking to Dr. Krell’s aftercare instructions can help you avoid complications such as:
- Pain that does not improve
- Slow healing
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are ready to secure your denture with dental implants in Houston, it is time to contact our office for a consultation. We look forward to rebuilding a beautiful, functional smile.