Unlike traditional dentures, which are held in place with adhesives, dentures supported by implants afford you the stability of dental implants without the cost of placing individual implants. Dr. Gayle Bradshaw offers several options for dentures supported by implants in her practice at The Woodlands. Dental implants are a highly successful dental restoration procedure that when used for dentures supported by implants, renders two available options:
- Locator “snap in” retained: Implants are placed in the jawbone with locator attachments that fit into snaps imbedded in the underside of the dentures. This allows the dentures to be secure for speech and chewing yet still allows removal of the denture for easy cleaning. Requirement of fewer implants make this option more affordable.
- Screw retained fixed hybrid dentures: This hybrid denture uses much less denture material and does not have plastic on the roof of the mouth. More implants are required to stabilize and support the trimmed down denture.
Two hybrid options are available:
- Traditional denture material wrapped around a titanium bar.
- Solid Zirconium, highly polished prosthesis. This is the highest quality material available today.
Using Cone Beam Computorized Tomagram or CBCT scan
Dr. Bradshaw has a Cone Beam CT scanner in her office which takes “3D” images of your jaws to determine ideal implant placement
The Woodlands Dental Implants for Dentures Supported by Implants
At our practice in The Woodlands, dental implants are a common procedure for the replacement of any number of teeth. For dentures supported by implants, a titanium post is implanted into the jaw bone. This screw will integrate with the bone over a period of roughly three to six months, creating a solid anchor that replicates the tooth root.
Consultation for The Woodlands Dental Implants
If you have dentures and are unhappy with the instability and maintenance associated with them, consider The Woodlands dental implants for denture supported implants. Contact our office at The Woodlands. Dental implants are our specialty.
Dr. Gayle Bradshaw, located in The Woodlands, TX, is a Periodontist who services patients from Conroe, Magnolia, Tomball, Spring and Huntsville.. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!
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