An implant-retained denture is a dental appliance used to replace multiple missing teeth at once. They are fixed (attached to an implant) and are designed to closely resemble your natural teeth in order to improve your smile. Dentures are classified into two types: full (or complete) and partial. When all of the teeth are missing, complete dentures are used, whereas partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only fills gaps left by missing teeth, but it also keeps other teeth from shifting. Dentures are long-lasting appliances that may need to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear. Our skilled dentists at Evolution Dentistry are well-trained in
If you’re currently wearing removable dentures to replace missing teeth, you might be interested in implant-supported dentures. Our solutions, unlike removable devices, do not require the use of adhesives to stay in place. You should be able to eat and drink whatever you want without worrying about your dentures coming loose or falling out. You can now improve your smile as well as the way you speak and eat.
Candidates for implant-retained dentures have healthy gums and no underlying dental conditions that must be addressed before proceeding. Before developing a personalized treatment plan for your implants, Evolution Dentistry will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth. Candidates for our dental clinic may be looking for the following:
A complete denture that replaces an entire arch of teeth.
A portion of
If you need dentures or multiple teeth replaced but don’t want to deal with the hassle of removing and cleaning dentures every night, implant-retained dentures may be a good option. Some of the reasons for seeking this specialized partial- or full-mouth treatment at Evolution Dentistry in Houston, TX include:
teeth replacement required
Keeping the jawbone
Enhancing your smile
Eating foods without worrying about your dentures falling out
A more durable option than traditional dentures
Before beginning any treatment, a member of the Evolution Dentistry team will conduct a thorough dental exam using digital imaging to assess the health of your gums and jawbone. If the gums or jawbone are not strong enough to hold the implants securely, gum and/or bone graft surgery can be performed. The implants can be placed once the area has healed completely.
Before the procedure, you will be given local anesthesia to numb your mouth. Other forms of sedation may be considered if the procedure will be lengthy or if it will make you feel more at ease. Your dentist or oral surgeon will make surgical incisions in your gums and insert jawbone posts. Dentures require four or more posts per arch. The amputations