Implant Retained Dentures

Implant Retained Dentures2018-07-17T18:29:21+00:00

Loose dentures can leave you feeling frustrated, restricted and lacking confidence. They might make tasting food difficult, or make your mouth feel very uncomfortable. Over time your bone is lost in your jaw due to the lack of teeth which can cause previously fitted dentures to become loose.

The best solution to these problems is supporting your dentures by getting dental implants. Dental implant retained dentures are complete dentures that clip onto dental implant, which sits solid in your gums such as your natural teeth do. The dental implant is successful in eliminating and reducing problems found with traditional dentures.

WHY SHOULD YOU GET IMPLANT RETAINED DENTURES?

Implant retained dentures are more secure than traditional dentures. Removable dentures must be held in place by a bonding agent, and are traditionally known for coming loose when you eat certain foods. Implants are held in place more securely and are overall more reliable. Implant dentures are also more comfortable to wear and some people don’t even feel the dentures in.

Implant retained dentures prevents you from experiencing sore spots and pressure points commonly associated with removable dentures. When wearing implanted dentures, it prevents further bone loss that occurs from missing teeth. This also allows the facial structure to stay the same and keeps your mouth healthy.

TYPE OF IMPLANTS

There are two main types of dental implants, including conventional (full) implants and mini implants. There are advantages to each type of implant, so please call 915.263.8721.

THE PROCEDURE

The first step is fitting your titanium or titanium alloy implants. The second step is fitting the denture to the implant. With mini implants, a removable denture can sometimes be fitted to the implant immediately. Conventional implants usually require time to fuse with the jaw bone. Once healed, the removable denture is filled.

ARE THERE ANY RISKS WITH THIS SURGERY?

All surgical procedures have associated risk. You could develop an infection post-surgery which might delay healing. Another risk associated with this procedure is nerve damage. Dr. Marquez will advise you on the type of implants he suggests for you.