Fixed Dentures in West Lake Hills - Implant-Supported - Secure & Naturally Fitting
Total tooth loss can be a difficult problem to solve with removable prosthetics, such as full dentures, but with the rise in popularity of dental implants, denture wearers now have options for replacing all of their teeth in a way that is more comfortable and offers improved biting and chewing power. If you’ve been wearing loose or uncomfortable full dentures for years and are looking for more stable treatment, implant-supported dentures from our Austin implant dentist, Dr. Tor Gotun, can provide the solution you’re looking for.
Oral Health and Wellness Benefits of Fixed Dentures
Traditional, removable dentures can take care of some issues related to tooth loss, mainly the appearance of having a full smile. While removable dentures can help patients bite and chew when they are firmly affixed with adhesive, they are known for loosening after a certain amount of time and diminishing oral function. For many denture wearers, it’s often easier to go without their prosthetic teeth, which takes a toll on a healthy diet, digestive health, and confidence.
Dentures secured with implants, however, are able to offer the following significant benefits to dental patients:
Security - Implants are small posts that are surgically embedded into jaw bone and actually merge with surrounding tissue. This process allows the posts to act like real tooth roots, so that when dentures are attached, you get the same stability and functional benefits of natural teeth.
All-Day Comfort - Dentures are held in place with paste that suctions the prosthetic to gum tissue. When dentures eventually become loose throughout the day, or due to ill fit after years of wear, they rub and slip on soft tissue. This often creates discomfort that prompts patients to limit denture use entirely. Implant-supported dentures eliminate this issue by securely holding your denture in place with surgically embedded implant posts.
Natural Fit and Feel - While removable dentures can feel bulky and unnatural, implant dentures can be made to feel more like your own teeth. By being anchored with implant posts, your denture will feel as close as possible to real teeth, so you can enjoy a comfortable new smile
Because implant dentures eliminate the need for denture paste, our Austin fixed denture patients can enjoy a simpler and hassle-free daily oral health routine.
Implant Dentures in Austin from Dr. Gotun
One of the most significant benefits that implant-supported dentures offer is treatment flexibility; there’s no one way to combine implants and dentures for comfortable, effective treatment. At Austin Smile Creations, we provide fixed dentures that include:
Dentures and Mini Implants - This treatment is ideal for patients who have been dealing with missing teeth for years and may be seeing issues with bone quality. Because mini implants are smaller in diameter than full, traditional implants, they require less surrounding bond to bond with and can be used for patients with lower bone volume. Mini implants are placed strategically across a jaw arch to stabilize a full set of replacement teeth. These implant dentures snap on and off implant posts each day and evening to allow for proper cleaning.
All on 4 -- The All on 4 system from Nobel Biocare includes the use of four dental implants to act as anchors for a full-arch dental prosthetic. With only four implants, Dr. Gotun can provide patients with a complete restoration that restores biting and chewing power and is permanently held in place. These implant-supported dentures do not cover your palate so you can enjoy all of your favorite foods.
Dr. Gotun uses precise 3D diagnostic imaging to plan and carry out your implant treatment for best results. We can both place your dental implants and provide a fixed denture prosthetic, all in one location.
For more information regarding implant-supported dentures in Austin, call Dr. Gotun and his team today for your consultation.