Are you planning to replace all of your teeth? A full-arch prosthesis is one of your best options. Although dentures have been around for centuries, more modern designs — combined with dental implants — provide better versatility than ever before.
Benefits of Dentures
Traditional Dallas dentures are sometimes called “plates”. They’re a full-arch acrylic appliance that quickly and affordably replaces all of your teeth in one arch (upper or lower jaw.)
Unfortunately, dentures rely on suction to keep them in place. This design can mean more rocking and shifting (or slurring) during your day-to-day activities.
A step-up from traditional dentures is a stabilized, implant-secured “overdenture.” Overdentures are essentially a traditional full denture that has 2-4 dental implants to “snap” or “clip” onto during the day. The corresponding implants help stabilize the prosthesis throughout the day so that you don’t need adhesives, denture pastes, or other messy products.
Overdentures typically have what’s called “locators” on the underside of the plate. These locators are what attach to the traditional dental implants in your mouth. You’ll still remove your denture at night, the way you would a conventional appliance.
What About Permanent Implant Dentures?
In addition to implant-supported implants, another option is a permanent “All-on-4” style of prosthesis. All-on-4 implants are a fixed, hybrid appliance that’s more streamlined than a full removable denture (almost like a dental bridge.) As few as 4-6 implants can anchor it permanently into place. Once installed, these implant dentures are only removable by a dentist or implant specialist. They’re the gold standard when it comes to smile reconstruction.
DFW Implants and Dentures
Texas Institute of Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery is located in the heart of Dallas, Ellis, Tarrant, and Hill Counties. As your preferred DFW dental implant provider, we facilitate a customized experience that puts your needs and concerns first.
Contact our dental implant specialist today to reserve a zero-hassle consultation and screening for All-on-4 implants.