New innovations in dentistry provide you with more options to replace lost teeth. As an alternative to traditional dentures and partials, many people have now come to prefer dental implant-retained dentures in Plano, TX. You can enjoy added security and stability not possible with other treatments due to the use of implant posts. Now, you can enjoy the next best thing to your natural teeth with implant-retained dentures.
Traditional partials rely on your adjacent teeth to hold your appliance in place while full dentures use suction or an adhesive. Although both methods are effective in treating tooth loss, there are several disadvantages, such as slipping and irritation. Implant-retained dentures resolve the common complaints of conventional methods due to the use of implant posts.
Biocompatible implant posts are surgically inserted into your jawbone. Your jaw fuses to them to create a secure foundation for your replacement teeth. Your denture attaches to the posts to anchor it in place.
If you have good oral and general health, you are often a candidate for dental implants, but your dentist in Plano still needs to perform a consultation. Besides a visual exam, a CT scan is needed to assess the health of your oral structures, like your jawbone. Based on the images, we may recommend you undergo additional procedures before having your implant posts placed, like bone grafting.
The CT scan allows your Plano dentist to pinpoint the exact location to insert your posts. Once they are in place, it takes several weeks for your jawbone to fuse to them. After adequate healing has occurred, you are fitted with a custom-made partial or denture to complete your smile.
The use of the implant posts allows you to enjoy several benefits that are not possible with other treatments, including:
There is no set price tag for implant-retained dentures because there are several factors that influence the cost, such as the number of teeth being replaced and if any additional treatments are needed. To help keep your new smile affordable, we help you maximize the value of your dental insurance and we offer flexible payment options with CareCredit.
You can restore a healthy, functional smile with dental implants. Contact our dental office today to see if implant-retained dentures are right for you.