If you’re missing a full arch of teeth, then you might be wondering what the best tooth-replacement option is for you. While there are many options to restore your chewing and speaking function, our dentists in Dallas, TX, recommend implant-supported dentures for patients who want to repair their smiles with unmatched security.
Dr. Shaun Sigurdson and Dr. Mihir Patel provide their patients with contemporary dental implant restorations using sophisticated technology and techniques at Lakewood Dental Group. As a result, our patients can feel confident that they are getting the most from their implant-supported dentures.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts that act as artificial tooth roots. Dr. Sigurdson and Dr. Patel can place natural-looking restorations–like a dental crown, bridge, or dentures–on top of dental implants, which completely restores patients’ oral function and improves their smiles.
For patients looking to restore their smiles with implant-supported dentures, Dr. Sigurdson and Dr. Patel may recommend All-on-4® implants.
What are All-on-4 implants?
Traditionally, a full set of implant-supported dentures requires at least six to eight dental implants to keep the restoration securely in the mouth. However, our Lakewood dentists can use the All-on-4 system to strategically place just four dental implants into the jaw to support a complete set of dentures.
Subsequently, All-on-4 implants are a reliable and cost-effective way for patients to replace a full arch of missing teeth. It also means that patients spend less time in oral surgery, put less stress on their gums and jaws, and heal faster.
Why choose implant-supported dentures over conventional dentures?
There are several reasons why our team recommends implant-supported dentures over conventional dentures, including:
- Improved oral health
- Enhanced confidence
With conventional dentures, patients must use messy adhesives to keep their appliances from slipping or falling out. Additionally, patients have to buy specialized denture cleansers to keep their appliances clean and their mouths healthy.
With implant-supported dentures, however, there is no need for denture adhesives or specialized cleansers. The sturdy dental implants keep the restoration firmly in place, so patients don’t have to worry about slippage. Additionally, implant-supported dentures require little more than regular brushing and routine visits with our Lakewood dentists to keep them clean and functional!
Many patients encounter slippage with conventional dentures. This can cause irritation as patients eat or speak with their dentures in. But, implant-supported dentures are permanently and securely in place, so patients won’t experience any irritation or discomfort.
Improved Oral Health
Without natural teeth, the jawbone will begin to weaken and degenerate. Dental implants help patients avoid jawbone deterioration because the titanium posts act as natural tooth roots. As such, they encourage the bone tissue to strengthen and regenerate, which leads to a healthier, stronger smile.
Many patients with conventional dentures state that they can’t speak, laugh, or eat freely because they are afraid that their dentures will shift or fall out. Implant-supported dentures help patients avoid embarrassing mishaps because they are securely anchored in the mouth. This allows patients to confidently live their most authentic life!
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation Today
If you’re looking for a trusted Lakewood dentist to help you explore dental implant surgery, then contact the team at Lakewood Dental Group today. Dr. Sigurdson and Dr. Patel will verify your candidacy and discuss your tooth-replacement options at an in-depth consultation.
New and existing patients can request a consultation by calling our Dallas dental office at (214) 827-1885 or by scheduling online here.