Implant Dentures – Plano, TX
A Reliable, Lasting Solution for Tooth Loss
In terms of replacing missing teeth, traditional dentures leave a lot to be desired. They’re notorious for sliding around, being uncomfortable, limiting your diet, and making speaking difficult. Not to mention, they only last for five to seven years at most. That’s why Antoon Family Dental is proud to offer our patients a reliable, lasting solution for tooth loss – implant dentures. By securing custom prosthetic teeth onto dental implants, you can complete your smile with a stable solution that looks great, feels natural, and can last for decades to come! To get started on rebuilding your smile with implant dentures in Plano, TX, contact our office today and schedule your consultation.
Why Choose Antoon Family Dental for Implant Dentures?
- Partnered with the Best Dental Implant Experts in the Plano Area
- Compassionate, Caring Dentist with 30+ Years of Experience
- Dental Insurance Welcome & In-House Financing Available
What Are Implant Dentures?
Traditional dentures sit on top of your gums and stay in place through natural suction and maybe a bit of added denture adhesive. While this solution is simple and noninvasive, it doesn’t address the missing roots of your teeth. As a result, these prosthetics often slip, lose their fit, and cause a host of other issues.
Implant dentures, on the other hand, deliver unmatched security, comfort, and longevity. A customized denture is anchored onto a number of dental implants – artificial tooth roots – that are surgically inserted into your jawbone. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sam Antoon can discuss which type of implant denture is right for you.
Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures
Permanent implant dentures are the next best thing to having your natural teeth back. Only an implant dentist in Plano can remove them. Because they remain in your mouth most of the time, you might even forget that they’re not your “real” teeth! A fixed implant denture generally requires four to eight implant posts per jaw for optimal support.
Removable Implant Dentures
Your implant denture can also be designed to be removable, just like a conventional one. This makes it ideal for patients who were already used to the routine of taking out their denture for cleaning and before bed. Removable implant dentures usually only need two to five implants, so it’s possible for patients with lower jawbone density to be eligible.
The Implant Denture Process
The process of getting implant dentures can take several months to a year or longer to complete, but in the end, the benefits of dental implants in Plano are well worth the wait.
First, you’ll meet with Dr. Antoon to determine whether you’re a good candidate, and if you are, which preliminary procedures you’ll need before implant placement. Then, you’re referred to one of our trusted specialists in the area, who will surgically insert the implants at strategic, predetermined locations in your jaw. Over the next three to six months, osseointegration will occur, and your implants will fuse to your jawbone, allowing them to function as the roots of your new teeth. When this process is finished, we can finally secure your custom denture into place.
Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?
Are you missing most or all of your teeth on an arch? Are you in generally good oral and overall health? If the answer to these questions is, “yes,” then there’s a good chance that you qualify for implant dentures. Still, Dr. Antoon will need to examine your mouth just to be sure. If he detects any oral health concerns, such as gum disease, he’ll need to treat those before your surgery. Additionally, your jawbone must be strong enough to support the implants, so you might need to undergo a bone grafting procedure if you’ve experienced jawbone loss.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
Implant dentures go above and beyond traditional dentures in virtually every way. With implant dentures, you’ll enjoy numerous benefits, such as:
- Teeth that stay in place at all times
- Improved chewing power (making it easier to eat a well-balanced diet)
- Easier oral hygiene (fixed implant dentures can be brushed and flossed like natural teeth)
- Prevention of jawbone loss
- More youthful facial appearance
- Replacement teeth that can last for decades, possibly even a lifetime