Have you been living with the pain and limited function of an ill-fitting denture? Without a secure and attractive smile, it can be almost impossible to enjoy a confident, social, and healthy life. Natural teeth are an important part of your oral health and function, so if you are missing all your teeth and wear a denture, the consequences of tooth loss are evident. Your loose dentures are a result of bone resorption that naturally occurs without the presence of natural teeth. You can choose to have your denture relined or you can opt for a more secure solution with dental implants.
At Bellaire Modern Dental, our experienced oral surgeon and team of surgical specialists can improve the stability and function of your smile with implant supported dentures in Houston, TX. While traditional dentures rely on suction and adhesives to remain secure, implant supported dentures take their strength from two or more dental implants surgically placed into your jawbone. Our oral surgeon has achieved the highest level of surgical training and is considered an expert in dental implants. With state-of-the-art technology and proven techniques, we provide specialized treatment that is predictable and long-lasting to restore your confidence and quality of life!
In general, you have two options for replacing your teeth: fixed and removable. You’re aware of dentures, which is the bottom tier of tooth replacement. These artificial teeth are set on an acrylic base that fits over your gums. They return only 20% of natural function and will eventually become loose and ill-fitting as your jaw changes shape. A functional upgrade, implant supported dentures in Houston, TX are stabilized by two or more dental implants to restore 60% of dental function. They still consist of a removable acrylic denture and may crack or fracture over time.
Full mouth dental implants consist of a fixed prosthetic bridge of teeth permanently supported by 4-8 dental implants. This solution restores over 98% of natural function with teeth precision-crafted to look, feel, and function like the real thing. You can eat without limitations, enhance your quality of life, and talk, laugh, and smile confidently! We encourage you to consider all your options, then schedule a consultation to receive an evaluation and personalized treatment plan.
Your treatment begins with a consultation with our oral surgeon in Houston, TX. During this appointment, we will discuss your current situation with dentures and how implant supported dentures can improve your oral health and function. Most patients already qualify for implant supported dentures, but if bone loss has occurred in the jaw, bone grafting may be needed to ensure adequate support for the implants. We’ll take x-rays and impressions of your mouth to begin surgical planning and the creation of your new denture, if necessary. Then we’ll schedule your dental implant placement appointment. You’ll be having your surgery completed by our experienced oral surgeon in the comfort of our state-of-the-art office. Using a minimally invasive and predictable approach with sedation dentistry ensures your treatment is comfortable and pain-free.
Dental implants are placed in areas of your jawbone that have the most density and volume, usually in the front portion of your jaw. Depending on your unique case, your denture will be secured to these implants with either a ball or bar attachment and can be removable for cleaning or permanently attached. Once your surgery is complete, you’ll need three or more months to heal and for the implants to integrate securely with your bone. During your healing phase, you’ll typically receive a temporary denture to wear until your final denture is complete. In many cases, we’re able to repurpose your existing denture to secure it to your new implants.
With additional security in the form of dental implants, this solution naturally costs more than traditional dentures. However, considering the advantages noted above, these differences may actually save you in the long-term. Traditional dentures require frequent relines and adjustments to remain secure and avoid painful side effects. Beyond the cost of these treatments, returning for these new appliances can require the hassle of multiple appointments.
Implant supported dentures can not only last years longer than traditional dentures, they will also improve your diet and overall health as well, leading to a decrease in systemic effects later on. At Bellaire Modern Dental we partner with multiple insurance companies as well as third-party financing companies to help make this lasting health investment as affordable as possible. The final cost depends on a few factors including your insurance coverage and the number of implants you receive. However, we’ll do everything possible to make this truly life-changing care an affordable reality for you!
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