Dentures can be combined with implant dentistry to create a tooth replacement system that provides optimum aesthetics and function. Implant-supported dentures provide a number of advantages for the patients who choose them. To find out if this type of tooth replacement is right for you, please call Dr. Ronald W. Konig, DDS, FAGD, LVIF, at (713) 425-1302 to learn all about our Houston dentures options.
Advantages of Implant-Supported Dentures
When you combine implants with dentures, the dental implants offer the following advantages:
- Keep dentures in place
- Allow you to eat and speak confidently
- Dentures won't slide on your gums
- Implants help retain strong bone beneath your teeth
- Dentures are still removable when attached to dental implants
Typically, dentures are supported on 4 dental implants. Dr. Konig has extensive experience providing implant dentistry, and he can determine the technique that will work best for your oral health and that will provide optimal results. Dr. Konig also offers small diameter dental implants to support dentures.
Replacing missing teeth is important. Replacement teeth keep your bite aligned and stabilized, and prevent other teeth from shifting. You deserve to feel confident when you interact with others, and replacement teeth restore your smile so you can smile and laugh freely and fully.
How Dental Implants and Dentures can work together
Dentures rely on suction to stay in place. As you lose more bone in your jaw through the years, there is less soft tissue and bone for this suction to hold the dentures in place. This creates loose dentures that affect chewing, speech, and self-confidence.
Dental Implants can be placed that will anchor the dentures securely in place. Attachments inside the denture snap onto the implant in the jaw which holds them in place. On the upper denture, the palatal portion can be removed which allows for a much smaller denture and patient comfort.
The retention with these dental implant-supported dentures is remarkable. In addition to this retention and security, the facial support offered by implant-supported dentures provide a rejuvenated, full facial shape that looks more youthful than a collapsed, shrunken jaw appearance that can result from tooth loss and poorly fitting dentures.
If you are interested in dental implant-supported dentures and you live in or around Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land or Katy, please call Dr. Ronald W. Konig, DDS, FAGD, LVIF, at (713) 425-1302 to schedule an individualized consultation.