Traditional dentures continue to be a reliable solution for replacing missing teeth; however, their inability to remain stable, difficulty caused when attempting to eat certain foods, and continuous upkeep cause them to be a lackluster decision for many patients. Fortunately, there is another solution that offers permanence, improved functionality, and longer-lasting teeth – implant dentures in Mesquite. At TrueCare Dentistry, Dr. Rana has advanced training in dental implants and continually seeks educational opportunities to further his knowledge. Contact us today if you’re ready to make the switch from dentures to implants or if you want a permanent solution from the start.
Unlike regular dentures that only sit on top of the gums and rely on your natural suction to remain in place, implant dentures are surgically placed into your jawbone and fuse with this structural area to create a firm foundation for a new and improved smile. Relying on anywhere from 4-8 dental implants, these titanium posts support your customized denture when put into place. The fact that more than 500,000 are placed each year is evidence this tooth replacement solution is becoming more and more popular.
There are two types of dentures you and your implant dentist in Mesquite can discuss during your initial consultation:
As a hybrid prosthesis, a fixed denture uses between 4 and 8 dental implants and cannot be removed unless it is by Dr. Rana or another dental implant dentist. It works and looks just like regular teeth, allowing you to take better care of your smile.
Removable dentures are another option that is often referred to as “Snap-On Dentures.” Usually only held into place using between 2 and 5 dental implants, it can easily be removed in the evenings allowing you to clean your prosthetic with ease. This type of denture is often recommended for patients with less jawbone density and is held into place with a bar- or ball-retained device.
Because Dr. Rana is capable of performing the entire process in-house, in one convenient location, you don’t need to worry about another outside specialist attempting to explain what you can expect from the process. Instead, you will:
If you’re unsure whether you’re a viable candidate for dental implants, don’t hesitate to come in and see Dr. Rana. It is during your initial consultation that he will evaluate your oral cavity and determine:
In combining dentures and dental implants, patients like yourself can expect to experience a new and improved way of life. With so many unique benefits, you’ll be excited to enjoy a prosthetic that: