Family Dentist in The Woodlands, TX
Tired of dentures that move around with every bite? You can have a better bite, better smile, and better function with implant stabilized dentures.
Implants are an excellent way to get a better fitting, more comfortable denture. Even if you have lost bone over time, there are a variety of implant sizes so that stabilization can be accomplished. At times, as few as four implants can make a huge difference in how comfortable your mouth is.
A nonimplant-supported lower denture can move as much as 10mm with every bite. This causes sore spots on the gums, cheek, and under the tongue. Once the denture is stabilized with implants, there is virtually no movement.
Upper dentures move a bit less but if there has been bone loss, retaining and securing the dentures can be more difficult. Once implants are placed, the denture is stable and the roof of the mouth can be exposed. When the roof of the mouth is not covered by acrylic, food is chewed better and tastes better.
Implant stabilized dentures can make a significant improvement in overall lifestyle, giving a person more confidence in social settings and making life more enjoyable overall. Speaking, smiling, and chewing with more confidence.
Implants are titanium posts that are threated into the bone. They become integrated into the bone and are extremely stable. They function as a root to support a single missing tooth. They can also be placed to replace multiple missing teeth or to stabilize a full arch of missing teeth.
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