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Implant-Retained Dentures – Fort Worth, TX

Secure Your Denture with Dental Implants

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Your dentist can preserve natural teeth for longer than before using the latest advancements in dentistry. Unfortunately, despite emerging technologies and revolutionary treatments, tooth loss is a reality for many Americans. In fact, at least 35 million adults in the U.S. have lost all their teeth in one or both arches. In the past, a traditional denture was used to treat complete tooth loss, but now there’s another solution. You can enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth with implant-retained dentures in Fort Worth.

How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?

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A traditional denture is created from an impression of your mouth to make an acrylic base to hold your replacement teeth. It’s held in place using an adhesive or suction. Now, they look and feel more natural than ever, but they will always have their limitations. Dental implants can resolve the common complaints of a conventional denture.

An average of 4 to 8 titanium posts are surgically placed into your jawbone to support your denture. This provides unmatched security and stability when compared to a traditional denture. Not to mention, dental implants in Fort Worth can last for a lifetime with the right aftercare, so you’ll never need to worry about having them replaced.

Am I a Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?

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If you’ve lost all your natural teeth in one or both arches, you may be a candidate for dental implants if you have good oral and general health. You’ll need a consultation with your dentist in Fort Worth to determine if they are the right option for you. Besides a visual examination, your dentist will also discuss your lifestyle habits and review a CT scan of your mouth to ensure there are minimal risk factors for implant failure. In some cases, you may need additional treatments to become a candidate for dental implants, like bone grafting.

The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure

The process to rebuild your smile with an implant-retained denture will take several months, but it’s time well spent to enjoy a solution that closely looks and feels natural. After you’ve healed from any previous treatments, you’re scheduled to have your implant placement surgery.

While under sedation or anesthesia, your gum tissue is opened to gain access to your jawbone. Small holes are strategically drilled into it to insert each post. Your tissue is stitched closed, and you’ll spend the next several months healing.

The posts stimulate your jaw to encourage new bone growth. Over the next several weeks, your jawbone fuses to the posts, so you’ll never need to worry about any slipping or irritation. After your jaw has healed, special fixtures are placed on each post to connect your custom-made denture.

Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

Supporting your denture with dental implants provides unmatched benefits, including:

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You don’t need to live with a less than perfect smile. Get the next best thing to your real teeth with an implant-supported denture. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

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