5 Common FAQ’s About Implant-Retained Dentures in Tyler

August 26, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_gerber @ 8:26 pm

dentures soaking in glassHave you recently lost a tooth—or multiple teeth? Are you facing the possibility of losing your teeth from a dental problem? Your dentist may have the perfect solution for you to replace any number of missing teeth—whether it’s just a few teeth or a whole arch!

Your dentist wants to take the time to discuss dentures in Tyler, implant retention, and address any questions you may have before scheduling a consultation. Before you know it, you’ll stop stressing about missing teeth!

What is the best replacement option if I’m missing multiple teeth?

If you have several missing teeth, dentures may be the best option for you. Dentures lay over your gums and act as your real teeth to make it easier to chew, speak, and avoid that sagging facial appearance that comes with missing teeth.

New advancements allow dentures to look more natural while offering a more secure fit for less discomfort and slipping when combined with dental implants. You’re able to eat and speak just as you would your natural teeth.

How does your dentist combine dentures and dental implants?

Implant retained dentures are constructed similarly to removable dentures. They’re created with a natural looking pink gum line that supports the false teeth. However, they are anchored to your jaw by using biocompatible titanium posts that are implanted into the jawbone (the actual dental implants). Our dentists recommend dentures, they may also bring up the possibility of having them retained with dental implants.

My teeth are missing at different points in my mouth. What’s my best option?

If you’re missing teeth throughout your mouth but not right next to one another, there is a solution for you: partial dentures. This dental prosthetic can fit in between your permanent teeth just like the perfect puzzle piece. The best part is that instead of having to use clasps or unpleasant adhesives to keep your dental prosthetic in place, we can methodically place your dental implants into the correct spaces and stabilize your prosthetic for good.

What do I do if I’m missing full arches of my teeth?

If you have a severe case of tooth loss, you may need to replace a full arch of teeth. Most patients that have lost that many teeth are forced to experience inconveniences like slippage, jawbone deterioration, and unpleasant adhesives. But with dental implants, they will simply snap onto your implant posts with all on 4 dental implants.

How to care for your implant-retained dentures?

You simply care for your replacement teeth as you care for natural teeth. There are no slipping, discomfort, or food restrictions because they’re stabilized after your full healing period. Another great benefit is that implants not only stop bone loss, but your dental prosthetic will stimulate new jawbone growth.

Meet the Doctor

After having years of dentistry experience, Dr. Gerber has recommended dental implants for a number of reasons. The best thing to do if you’re missing teeth is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gerber to discuss dentures and implant-retained dentures in Tyler. Feel free to give Gentle Dental Care of Tyler, Tx a call at (903) 705-0112.


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