Lower Implant Dentures Q&A
If you are looking for a safe and effective tooth replacement option, come to Beyond Dental and Implant Center to find out if lower implant dentures are right for you! Call us today for more information or schedule an appointment online. We are accepting new patients in both our convenient locations in Dallas TX and Fort Worth TX.
Table of Contents:
Lower implant dentures are a type of denture that is supported by dental implants. They are also known as implant-supported dentures and are often used as a long-term solution for missing teeth. Unlike conventional dentures, which are held in place by the teeth and gums, lower-implant dentures are supported by a network of implants placed in the jaw. This means they are better suited to patients who have had dental surgery, and can provide a more secure fit than conventional dentures.
Bottom denture implants are often recommended for patients who have lost all of their teeth on the jaw but still have an adequate amount of healthy jawbone to safely hold dental implants. For a secure fitting, special attachments are used to connect the dentures to the implants. While implant dentures are often used for the lower jaw, they can also be designed for the upper jaw. For implant-supported dentures, there are two major types of attachments that are used: bar-retained and ball-retained dentures. Both types consist of a row of natural-looking dental crowns on top of a gum-colored acrylic base. For adequate support, implant-supported dentures typically require between two to six implants.
Implant-supported dentures are a revolutionary treatment that can permanently replace teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures do not slip or slide, effectively eliminating any slippage problems. Because they are permanently embedded into the jaw, implant-supported dentures cannot be removed; they do not need to be soaked in water overnight. The benefits of lower implant dentures include:
• More stable than traditional dentures
• Eliminates concerns about slippage
• Improvement in speech and confidence
• Less chance of gum tissue becoming irritated
• Ability to eat regular foods
• Less invasive procedure
• Preserves the structure of the jawbone
• Better appearance and function
Yes, dentures can be permanent. Traditional dentures are removable prosthetics that fit in the mouth and are adhered using a denture adhesive. While this method is effective at replacing missing teeth, many people using this option experience slippage, which impedes on their ability to speak and chew. Implant-supported dentures are a permanent tooth-replacement option and provide a number of benefits over conventional dentures.
Permanent dentures and implants serve the same purpose: to replace teeth that have been lost to damage, decay or disease. However, while their goal is the same, the approach they use is very different. Permanent dentures are a relatively new form of tooth replacement; they are comfortable, long-lasting and easy to install. They are made up of two main parts: 4 to 6 dental implants (which are placed deep within the jaw) and a denture prosthetic (which is screwed in on top of the implants). This procedure quickly replaces a full mouth of teeth and effectively provides a permanent form of tooth replacement.
Dental implants are another popular form of tooth replacement and consist of an artificial tooth root (which is often made of titanium), a screw, and a prosthetic crown. Placed deep within the jaw, the titanium implant mimics the form and function of a natural tooth root. Because dental implants are permanent and do not cause any harm to the surrounding teeth, they are often referred to as the best form of tooth replacement. A dental implant can be used to replace one or multiple teeth; they are comfortable and provide a natural-looking appearance and smile.
We have two Texas locations to better serve you: one in Dallas, TX, and one in Fort Worth, TX. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from Dallas TX, Fort Worth TX, Cockrell Hill TX, Mesquite TX, Highland Park TX, Forest Hill TX, Saginaw TX, and White Settlement TX.
Additional Services You May Need
▸ Dental Implant
▸ Cosmetic Dentistry
▸ Restorative Dentistry
▸ Family Dentistry
▸ Smile Makeovers
▸ Clear Braces
▸ Sleep Apnea Treatment
▸ Tongue Tie Surgery
▸ Neuromuscular Orthodontics
▸ All-On-4 Treatment Concept
▸ Lip Tie Surgery
▸ Zygomatic Implants
▸ Pterygoid Implants
▸ Neuromuscular Dentistry
▸ Gum Graft Treatment