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.
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If you are reading this testimonial, I assume you are looking to alleviate pain in one or more of your teeth or to improve your smile cosmetically. Either way you can save yourself some time, stop right now and go make an initial evaluation appointment with Dr.Gotun and his staff at their cozy, comfortable office with a relaxing peaceful view of Eanes Creek. You can search the 1200 or more listings in the Austin area and the BEST you could hope for would be to find another dentist equally as skilled and talented as Dr.Gotun. I do NOT think it is possible to get BETTER quality dental work than what you will get at this office.
The one thing that made everything so simple for me was the photographs. During the initial exam Dr.Gotun takes a series of photographs of your teeth along with x-rays. You then get to see your teeth on a laptop screen, in color, up close and larger than life. If you can live with what you see then you can count your blessings and Dr.Gotun will let you be on your way, unless of course you would like to schedule a cleaning!
In my case I could see the damage, decay and buildup from many years of poor oral hygiene and neglect. In addition to the problem teeth that brought me to the dental office I could easily see that most of my teeth were in need of some type of restoration work. Dr. Gotun has my permission to show all of my records to anyone interested in seeing them. I am sure you will be as amazed as I still am at what Dr. Gotun was able to accomplish considering the very poor condition my teeth were in at the start of the process.
The cost was substantial in my case due to amount of work that was required. However, the work was spaced out over several years which made the cost much easier to budget. Dr.Gotun was not on my dental insurance plan, so I accessed some savings and my credit to finance the work and paid it off like any other significant asset I have purchased. My teeth are the most rewarding investment I have ever made.
If I could give anyone one bit of advice other than my story, it would be “do NOT let dental insurance be the major factor that guides your decision-making”. I was never happy with any of the experiences or results I had when I tried to use the dentists that were covered under my plan. I am proof that 12 years on with regular flossing and brushing, the investment in your restoration work done by Dr.Gotun can still be yielding satisfaction and compliments from friends and random strangers.
I have never gone to bed without flossing and brushing after seeing those photographs in my initial visit. Good luck and I hope to be reading your success story here sometime in the future.
Dr. Tor Gotun probably saved my life and he's added some years to it. You don't usually say that about your dentist, but I believe it in my case.
More than 10 years ago, after many years of neglecting my teeth and an unhealthy life style, I went to Tor, my neighborhood dentist, even though he wasn't on my State of Texas dental insurance network.
I soon learned of the challenges to getting my gums and teeth back to a healthy status. The way Tor explained it, I knew it was complex and that Tor had the skills and vision to get me there, as long as I did my part. I also knew it would take time and not be cheap.
Now, years later, I still have most of my original teeth and only a few very nice, state-of-the art crowns. I am following Tor's advice for taking care of my teeth and gums, including his regular cleaning schedule. What my dental insurance didn't cover, I was able to use Austin Smile Creations' association with Care Credit to finance the costs without any interest charges as long as I pay off balances within a year of each charge.
By the way, we had only one procedure that didn't work out as planned, but Tor made good on it and the solution turned out as good or better.
As a bonus, all of Tor's top flight members are both professional and personable, always considerate of my needs, interests, and schedule.
Bottom line, Tor is better than my expectations. He pays attention to more than just how my mouth looks; he's concerned about my overall health and how my life-style affects, and is affected by, the health of my teeth and gums.
I have been going to Dr. Gotun since he used to have his practice on William Cannon Drive ( 20 years now). Now he is located in Bee Caves. He is an excellent dentist.
The thing I like best about Tor Gotun is he is relatively pain free when administering his shots to numb your mouth. Dentists I have had before always seemed to be a bit heavy handed in this activity.
He is very up to date with modern dental technology. He can make a crown or cap in his office at the moment of your appointment and have you leave with a fully functioning mouth. I have friends who use other dentists who must wander the city of Austin for at least a week with a hollowed out molar stuffed with gauze as they await their topping to arrive by mail to their dentist's office.
The staff is very friendly, and Dr. Gotun will never talk down to you. He is very good at explaining why he is doing something or why he wants to do a procedure. He may have gotten two of my wisdom teeth, but I will still try to hold onto the remaining two regardless of his explaining the safety factors of hanging on to them as you get older.