Traditional dentures allow you to replace many teeth at once, but they have one downside: they sit on your gums instead of interfacing with your jawbone, which not only makes them less stable than your natural teeth but also makes them incapable of providing any stimulation with the jawbone. Dr. Lively highly recommends implant dentures for patients who want dentures that look, feel, and act like real teeth. Are you looking to upgrade the dentures you’re already wearing, or are you seeking a solution for a missing arch of teeth? Either way, implant dentures may be the tooth replacement solution you’ve been looking for; call us today to schedule a consultation.
Implant Dentures – Magnum, OK
Sturdier, More Reliable Dentures
Why Choose Us for
- One Stop for Complete Dental Implant Care
- Fully Personalized Restorations for Each Patient
- Compassionate, Faith-Based Dental Team
What are Implant Dentures?
Implant dentures combine traditional dentures with about 3 to 6 dental implant posts. This gives your new teeth stable support without damaging any remaining tooth structures. Dental implants feel natural once they’ve fully integrated with your jawbone, and they allow your dentures to function almost exactly like natural teeth. Both partial and full dentures can be anchored to dental implant posts. You can either get fixed implant dentures or removable implant dentures; you may need one or the other depending on your situation, but your personal preference is also a factor.
Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures
Fixed dentures are attached to implants in such a way that only an implant dentist in Mangum can remove them. About 4 to 6 implant posts are needed to support dentures 24/7. You will be able to brush and floss your dentures as if they were real teeth. Whether you’re a candidate for implant dentures depends on your jawbone density.
Removable Implant Dentures
A removable implant denture snaps in and out of place thanks to clips or ball sockets. About 2 to 5 implant posts are usually needed for this type of restoration. It’s often the better option for those that have less jawbone density and don’t want to get implants. You will need to remove your dentures in order to clean them.
The Implant Denture Procedure
We’ll examine your jaw and decide if tissue grafts, tooth extractions, and other treatments are needed before implant surgery. Then we will insert the appropriate number of posts into your jaw in strategic positions. A protective cap is placed over each post, and then the implants are given time to fuse with he bone. Abutments will be attached after the mouth has healed, and the final restoration will be placed during one last appointment.
Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?
You are most likely a candidate for dental implants if:
- You’re in relatively good health and have been cleared for minor surgical treatments by your regular physician.
- You have no oral health issues or are planning to have existing issues treated before implant surgery.
- You are able to commit to the lengthy implant placement process.
- You can commit to taking care of your implant dentures once they’ve been placed.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
- Easier to maintain your new smile
- Improved quality of life thanks to dentures that don’t slip at awkward times
- Able to eat all of your favorite foods
- Enhanced confidence
- Jawbone preservation
- High rate of success