Carrollton, TX dentist explains the procedure for a denture supported by implants
By Dr. Adnan Saleem
Trauma, illness, and poor hygiene can lead to tooth loss. Missing teeth detract from an otherwise beautiful smile. Denture technology has improved so they now appear and function similar to natural teeth. Implants provide additional support and help maintain the health of the jawbone. For patients in Carrollton, TX, Dr. Adnan Saleem of Hebron Smiles offers the implant supported denture procedure as an option to replace missing teeth.
Implants stabilize the dentures.
Traditional dentures can shift or slip in the mouth. Movement is a common patient complaint. Implant supported dentures do not have that problem. These dentures are secured to the jaw with dental implants. Implants are small cylinders made of titanium or zirconium. They are surgically placed in the jawbone and mimic a tooth root to stimulate the bone. An abutment connects the denture to the implant holding it in place.
Although healthy bone structure is needed to support implants, bone grafts may be performed to build up bone in patients who are lacking sufficient structures. Once the bone is deemed strong enough, it takes multiple visits to the dentist to complete the dentures. A temporary denture is created, impressions of the teeth are taken, and implants are surgically placed. As the bone and gums heal around the implant, you can wear your temporary dentures. Once the mouth has fully healed, your completed dentures are attached to the implants.
Rather than hiding your smile due to missing teeth, dentures allow you to smile again. Your face regains youth and fullness. Implant supported dentures come with numerous advantages.
The jawbone deteriorates without a tooth in place. Implants mimic the tooth root stimulating the bone to keep it healthy.
Implants provide support and stability for the denture.
Traditional dentures rely on suction to stay in place and cover the roof of the mouth to do so. Since implants hold this device in place, less of the palate is covered.
Ask us about your options to replace missing teeth. Contact Hebron Smiles to schedule an appointment with Dr. Saleem today. (972) 388-3320