Implant Retained Dentures in Houston
Piney Point Dental Implant Center provides implant retained dentures to restore the health, function, and appearance of your mouth when missing a majority of your teeth. As a form of dental implants, we will create a customized treatment plan to give you a permanent solution to tooth loss. We offer both fixed and removable implant dentures to give you the function and appearance you need, while resolving the issues you’re facing. With Piney Point Dental Implant Center, you’ll have an amazing, functional smile for a lifetime.
What are Implant Retained Dentures?
Retained dentures are surgically implanted into the jawbone as a type of overdenture that is supported by implants, not your gum. For those who are missing all or the majority of their natural teeth, the implant is inserted into the jawbone using special attachments that allow the denture to snap onto the implants. Unlike traditional implants, these are removable for easy cleaning. While they are removable, they stay firmly in place, so you won’t have to deal with the discomfort of slipping dentures. You’ll enjoy all of the benefits of traditional implants with a less invasive and removable option.
Am I a Candidate for Implant Retained Dentures?
If you’re interested in this form of implant, we will first need to conduct an examination of your oral health to determine if you’re a candidate. In order to get the implant dentures, you will need to have healthy gums and bone. In addition, you will need the right amount of bone density in the jaw to support the implants. However, in some cases, bone grafting can be used to help those with decreased bone density.
What is the Procedure Like?
After your first consultation, we will take x-rays and impressions of your teeth and gums to “map” your mouth. In some cases, we may use a CT scan for deeper insight. Using the information we gather, we will create a customized treatment plan, which will include the placement of the posts and the appearance for the dentures.
During the implant process, we will place the implant posts into the jawbone, usually in the front of the jaw where bone dentistry is greater. An incision is made into the gum and a hole will be drilled into the bone. The implant is then placed into the hole and the incision is closed. Afterward, you will need to keep the incision clean and avoid putting pressure on the implants while the area heals.
After you’ve healed and the bone has fused to the implant, a healing cap is placed on the top of the implant to allow the gum tissue to heal around the implant correctly. This will also keep the gum tissue out of the way of the denture. Now, an impression of the gum and abutments will be taken, at which point we can begin inserting the denture. We will make custom adjustments to ensure it fits comfortable and correctly.
In just a few short steps, you’ll have a complete smile transformation using implant retained dentures. Let Piney Point Dental Implant Center give you a new smile today. Call us at (713) 597-7340 to schedule a consultation.