Implant Dentures – Coppell, TX
Strong & Beautiful Full Smile Replacements
Millions of people lose their teeth each year, however traditional dentures always leave something to be desired. Whether it’s difficulty chewing, a shifting smile when you speak, or just general discomfort, traditional dentures come with a variety of disadvantages. Thankfully, implant dentures in Coppell offer the strongest, most lifelike full smile replacement available. Contact Dr. Steele to schedule an appointment. In the meantime, read on to learn more!
What Are Implant Dentures?
An implant denture is similar to a traditional denture except it’s specially customized to work with dental implants. By examining your oral health and your current denture, we can determine the exact number of implants needed to make your new smile secure and reliable. We will also see if you need a new denture fabricated to work with implants. As a bonus, implant dentures can be designed to be fixed or removeable, depending on your needs. We will review the following options during your initial consultation:
Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures
Fixed implant dentures are designed to stay firmly in place and can only be removed by a trained dentist. Usually, we can strategically place 4 to 6 dental implants in the jaw to support a full denture. Many patients prefer fixed implant dentures because their function and maintenance are just like their natural teeth.
Removable Implant Dentures
Sometimes called “Snap-On dentures,” removeable implant dentures also utilize implants that are firmly rooted in the jawbone. However, they have clips or ball sockets that allow you to take them out and put them back in when you’d like. While this type of implant denture needs to be removed for cleaning daily, it will only require 2 to 5 dental implants for support.
The Implant Denture Procedure
After your initial consultation, you’ll come into our office, where Dr. Steele, our skilled implant dentist in Coppell, will surgically place your implants. He is one of the only dentists in the DFW area who uses robot-assisted implant technology. Next, we will allow your implants to heal for at least 3 to 4 months. Then, Dr. Steele will create your custom-made denture after taking impressions of your mouth with your new dental implants. Lastly, he will place your restoration, allowing you to enjoy a beautiful, complete, and fortified set of teeth that are supported by implants.
Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?
The only way to see whether implant dentures are right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steele. We will carefully examine your gums, your oral health, and the strength of your jawbone. After, we will be able to develop a personalized treatment plan that includes important information like time and cost estimates. Preexisting problems like gum disease will need to be treated prior to your surgery.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
Implant dentures combine the best of dentures with implants to give you a wide range of benefits, including:
- Implant dentures can be cared for similar to your natural teeth for ultimate convenience.
- Dental implants stimulate the jawbone to prevent it from deteriorating after tooth loss, keeping your face looking youthful.
- Implant dentures are securely rooted in the jaw, allowing you to eat virtually anything you want.
- Dental implants themselves can last for over 3 decades or even the rest of your life with proper care, making implant dentures incredibly cost-effective.