A Fully-Restored and Gorgeous Smile
The lifestyle changes that you have to endure when you’re missing a full set of teeth definitely aren’t fun. They can range from having to make diet changes and losing confidence, to suffering from jawbone loss. However, with the placement of implant-retained dentures, there is a “silver lining” after all. To get on the road to smile recovery, contact our Park Cities – Dallas office to schedule an initial visit with Drs. Hamlett and La Mastra!
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How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?
Unlike other forms of tooth replacement, the insertion of dental implants provides a complete tooth replacement from the root to the crown. In the case of a complete smile reconstruction, Drs. Hamlett and La Mastra will use the groundbreaking All-On-4 method, which provides a less-invasive way to replace a full set of teeth.
The process of inserting only four strategically-placed implants is especially helpful for patients who’ve suffered some jawbone loss, as your dentist will angle the fixtures to capture the densest parts of the underlying bone mass.
Then, after the implants have fused and the treatment site has healed, abutments will be added that act as anchors for a set of custom-made dentures to be permanently attached to.
Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?
In general, implant-retained dentures are designed to help anyone who’s been living without their teeth finally get their life back on track. But first, a careful examination is performed to ensure the best outcome. Because of the conservative approach that is taken, the dental implant process has a 95% success rate.
The best way for us to determine whether you’re the right candidate for implant-retained dentures is to come in for a visit. We’ll start by capturing some X-ray images so that our dentists can assess the amount of jawbone remaining and the current condition of your oral health.
Based on their findings, they will make any necessary recommendations, and throughout the entire process, you’ll be able to ask any questions so you can feel comfortable about every aspect of the procedure.
The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure
Again, it’s not uncommon for patients missing a full set of teeth to have some jawbone loss, so the All-On-4 method was designed with them in mind. By the implants being placed at a 45-degree angle, it reduces the chances of the patients needing a bone grafting procedure. That’s because Drs. Hamlett and La Mastra will carefully locate the denser parts of the bone to place the implants.
The procedure can usually take six months or more to complete, as we’ll make sure that you’ve healed sufficiently before we advance to the next phase. When it’s all said and done, though, you’ll have a beautiful new set of teeth that, with proper care, can last up to a lifetime.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
The implant-retained denture procedure is an excellent representation of the constant innovation in the world of dentistry. It combines the aesthetic appeal that comes along with traditional dentures with the security that only dental implants can provide.
With implant-retained dentures, you can also look forward to regaining up to 95% of your original chewing capacity. Furthermore, you won’t have to worry about them slipping or completely dislodging, and you’ll be able to perform the normal dental hygiene practices of brushing and flossing.
To learn more about implant-retained dentures and to find out if they’re right for you, contact us today to schedule a visit!