If you have suffered extensive tooth loss, you probably face numerous daily challenges. You might find it difficult to enjoy your favorite foods, and perhaps you feel self-conscious about your smile. Traditional dentures can address such issues, but they have some drawbacks of their own. There is a better solution! Dr. Kar often recommends implant dentures in Allen as the best way to replace an entire arch of missing teeth.
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While regular dentures rest directly on the gumline, implant dentures have the added benefit of being attached to sturdy implants, which serve as prosthetic tooth roots, embedded within the jaw. This creates a sturdier support that allows for increased bite strength and improved overall oral function.
There are a couple different types of implant dentures:
As their name implies, these are permanently attached to the implants that support them. They are only removed during dental appointments. It usually takes 4 – 6 prosthetic tooth roots to anchor this type of denture. The All-on-4 treatment is an example of a fixed implant denture.
Removable implant dentures, sometimes called overdentures, are easy for patients to remove without professional assistance.
There are two main types of implant overdentures:
Overdentures often require fewer dental implants than fixed implant dentures and may come at a lower price point.
The implant denture procedure usually takes several months, but the investment of time is well worth it. Here is a general overview of how the treatment works:
Some common traits of candidates for implant dentures include:
Most patients do qualify for dental implants in Allen, either right away or after some preliminary treatments. Dr. Kar and our team want to help you take advantage of this potentially life-changing treatment, so if you are unsure if you qualify, please schedule a complimentary consultation. You might be surprised by what you learn.
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The benefits of implant dentures include, but are not limited to: