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Implant Dentures — Denton, TX

Achieve the Strong, Stable Smile You Deserve

Thanks to modern dental technology and high-quality materials, dentures are more comfortable and lifelike than ever before! However, they’re still a far cry from a full set of natural pearly whites. Without roots to keep them in place, dentures tend to slip out of place at embarrassing times, cause soreness in the gums, and become quite frustrating. Fortunately, at Aguilar Family Dentistry, we can help you achieve the strong, stable smile you deserve with implant dentures in Denton! This type of denture takes advantage of state-of-the-art dental implants for results that are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth. Read on to learn more and give us a call today to schedule your appointment!

What Are Implant Dentures?

digital illustration of implant dentures in Denton

Like traditional dentures, implant dentures consist of a set of custom-made teeth that are set into a gum-colored base. However, while traditional dentures rely on natural suction and store-bought adhesives to stay in place, implant dentures are anchored in place with small titanium posts called dental implants. These are inserted into the jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth and provide a strong foundation for the denture that is attached to the top of it with small metal connectors called abutments. Depending on your unique needs, there are two main types of implant dentures:

Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures

Once a fixed implant denture is secured onto your dental implants, it will stay there until it’s removed by a dentist. You’ll wear your denture while eating, talking, sleeping, and cleaning. Then, when you visit us for your routine checkups, we’ll remove your denture for a thorough cleaning and inspection. These dentures are practically just like natural teeth!

Removable Implant Dentures

Alternatively, some patients may prefer removable implant dentures, or snap-on dentures. For this option, patients can snap on and off their dentures as needed, such as for daily oral hygiene. This may be a good choice for patients who want to enjoy dental implants and retain some of the familiarity of their traditional dentures. Removable dentures also tend to require less jawbone density as well.

The Implant Denture Procedure

dentist and patient discussing implant dentures in Denton

  • Step 1: Initial Consultation. First, you’ll visit us for a consultation to ensure implant dentures are right for you and if you need any preliminary procedures.
  • Step 2: Dental Implant Surgery. Next, four to eight dental implants are surgically placed into your jawbone in precise locations.
  • Step 3: Osseointegration & Abutment Placement. Over the next three to six months, your dental implants will fuse with your jawbone tissue in a process called osseointegration. Once completed, you’ll have the abutments placed.
  • Step 4: Delivery of Your Custom Denture. Finally, you’ll return to our office to have your beautiful, custom-made dentures secured to your dental implants.

Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

Candidates for implant dentures in Denton smiling outside

Most patients are good candidates for implant dentures. You’ll need to be well enough to undergo minor surgery and your mouth will need to be free of issues like cavities, decayed teeth, and gum disease. Additionally, your jawbone will need to have adequate density to support your dental implants. If needed, we can help you schedule preliminary treatments like tooth extractions, gum disease treatment, or a bone graft to help you become a good candidate for implant dentures. Of course, the only way to tell for sure if implant dentures are right for you is to come visit us for a one-on-one consultation!

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

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