Implant Dentures — Lancaster, TX
Dentures That Feel More Like Your Own Teeth
At Lancaster Family Smiles, Dr. Gupta wants to help everyone get the most from their dentures. Fortunately, the look, feel, and function of traditional appliances can be dramatically improved with dental implants. These titanium posts mimic the function of tooth roots to give your dentures unmatched strength, stability and comfort, helping you to eat your favorite foods again and regain your self-confidence as well. If you want to experience all the benefits of implant dentures in Lancaster, contact us anytime to schedule a consultation!
Why Choose Lancaster Family Smiles for Implant-Retained Dentures?
Compassionate, Friendly Dental Team Members
with Years of Experience
Implant Placement & Restoration
Completed Under One Roof
Numerous Flexible Financing
On their own, dentures make it possible for you to enjoy a varied diet, speak clearly, and smile confidently again. Some people, however, find that their false teeth become a nuisance if they start to move around too much. To keep your new teeth firmly in place, you can ask about having them anchored to dental implants. This will make chewing and speaking much easier than before. As a side benefit, you’ll be able to brush and floss as if you have natural teeth again.
What Are Implant Dentures?
Whereas traditional dentures rely on denture adhesive and natural suction for stability, implant dentures are anchored by implants that attach to adaptors in the base of the denture. Some implant dentures are fixed and can only be removed by a dentist, while others snap into place and can be removed each day at home. In many cases, just 2-8 implants are needed to support an entire upper or lower denture.
The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure
The process for getting implants in Lancaster is done in phases that are spread out over several months. In some cases, preliminary procedures are necessary such as bone grafting or a sinus lift, in which case you’ll have your implant surgery after you’ve fully healed. If you need extractions, we may recommend placing your implants at the same time.
The implant surgery itself typically takes 1-2 hours per implant. We’ll begin by numbing the area and administering sedation (for patients who request it). Then Dr. Gupta will make a small incision in your gums and place the implants in your jaw. Then they’ll be given several months to osseointegrate, or fuse, with the surrounding jawbone, during which time you’ll use a temporary denture. Lastly, you’ll come back to get your new permanent implant denture.
Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?
Although implant dentures are a great choice for many people, Dr. Gupta will make sure you’re a good candidate for them before moving forward with your treatment. Here are some of the factors she’ll be looking at during a consultation:
- Your overall health and dental history
- Your oral hygiene habits
- Whether you smoke (using tobacco lowers your chance of long-term success)
- The healthy, strength, and density of your jawbone
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
Combining dentures and dental implants gives you countless benefits that you simply can’t get from a traditional denture, including:
- You won’t have to worry about “slips” during meals or conversations, so you’ll have more self-confidence in social situations.
- Your dentures will feel more natural and continue fitting well much longer than with a traditional appliance.
- Implants preserve your jawbone and facial structure, helping you maintain a youthful appearance after tooth loss.
There’s no need to use denture adhesive or buy any special cleaning products or solutions.