While dentures offer numerous benefits to patients with missing teeth, they can be difficult to keep clean and may make it difficult to eat certain foods, speak clearly, or go about your day without some discomfort and irritation. In addition, they require maintenance and contribute to bone loss in the jaw. Fortunately, there is a solution for denture wearers in Midland, TX. Implant supported dentures are an attractive option for many patients with multiple missing teeth and for those who want a better alternative to traditional dentures. With this procedure, dentures are attached to a set of dental implants instead of sitting on top of the gums with adhesives. This can resolve many daily challenges denture wearers face and can greatly improve your quality life.
In some cases, treatment cannot begin before we have adequately prepared the gums for dental implants. Some patients may require bone grafting if there was significant bone loss after the tooth went missing. Others may need tooth extractions to get rid of damaged teeth or to create room for a permanent teeth and dentures. Once these are complete and the dental implants have been placed into the jaw bone, there is a healing period for the implants to fuse to the bone. We can make a custom set of dentures in the interim and once the implants are healed, place the dentures on top of the implants as a fixed attachment. With this procedure, patients enjoy all the benefits of dental implants with a realistic-looking denture attached to the top of the implants.
Our doctors at The Dental Studio in Midland, TX, have completed advanced training in the field of implant dentistry and have helped countless patients restore their smile with implant supported dentures. They will create a comprehensive treatment plan for replacing missing teeth and can determine if you are a candidate for dentures, implant supported dentures, or even full arch dental implants.