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MIDTOWN: 281-397-3832

Dentures

An Implanted Supported Denture

Not everyone is happy to wear dentures and numerous people would prefer a different way of having a lovely smile. Eating can be a problem and the dentures can feel as if they are too big for your mouth.

An Implant-Supported Denture โ€“ If traditional dentures are just not for you

Not everyone is happy to wear dentures and numerous people would prefer a different way of having a lovely smile. Eating can be a problem with removable dentures and they can feel as if they are too big for your mouth. A dentist will ideally try to make dentures the right size and fit, but at times it may not be possible due to the nature of your jawbone. The dentures may feel too big and if there has been bone lost from the jaw, dentures may not fit correctly and may be be too loose. If you are experiencing this with your current prosthesis, it is now time to have a consultation for a possible implant supported denture.

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What is an Implant Supported Denture?

An implant supported denture is when dental implant serve as the anchors within the jaw bone to help assist the denture to snap into place and fit accordingly.ย  It is important that the bone quality is ideal for the implants to heal well and be strong enough to support the denture. If bone quality is not ideal or adequate, then an Oral Surgeon consultation may need to perform additional work to help in the process such as placing a bone graft. An implant supported denture is a way to give you the freedom to do what you want to do along with the ability to remove the dentures and clean them after every meal. This form of denture will give you more than the traditional form and may be an ideal option for you.

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Why do we need them?

It may be easy to decide that ordinary dentures will be good enough for you, but if you want something better, then implants may be a better option for you. Implant supported dentures give you the confidence that the dentures snap into place and do not fall out.ย  Another concern with ordinary dentures is that the constant movement and pressure it causes can lead to damage to the jawbone. Because of the bone loss they cause, it is common for dentures to be replaced every few years because they become loose over time. Implants, on the other hand, maintain the quality of bone and make sure you do not lose it.

With implant supported dentures there is generally less pain and discomfort, and it would feel more like you still had your original teeth rather than a loose denture appliance. Eating also becomes much easier. A much stronger fit is noted and food can be chewed and broken down more efficiently. Like all new appliances in the mouth, there is an adjustment period where one will take a few weeks to get used to talking and eating with the prosthesis. But with enough time and practice, you will surely be confident with your new smile! Dental implants are the closest option to natural teeth we have and want to give you the best dental options available.

 

Who should get implant supported dentures?

When deciding to get rid of your ordinary dentures due to ill-fitting or loose-fitting dentures, then having a consultation for dental implants is recommended. This option of having another way of obtaining your new smile is another chance of getting what you want. If you want to be able to laugh and show your teeth without them falling out, you should look to using implant supported dentures. The implant supported dentures will be secure and look natural.

If you have issues with not enough jaw bone to hold your ordinary dentures in place, it is unlikely that the dentures will stay in and once there is very little bone left, bone can not be regrown. The decision on implants need to be soon rather than later in order to maximize the amount of bone you have left. Implant supported dentures will maintain the bone quality you have and be sure you do not lose anymore at the pace your traditional dentures do. If you have trouble eating or speaking setting a dental implant consult for dentures may be the best option for you.

How the treatment works?

It normally takes a couple of appointments for the implant supported dentures to be fitted and can be done even if the patient has not had teeth for a long period of time. It is unlikely that the treatment will be short, as it is estimated that it can take up to several months to heal in the bone depending on your bone quality. If bone quality is an issue then there may be a need for additional treatment including bone grafting, sinus lifts, or bone augmentation.

One of the first visits after the initial consultation is when the implants will be placed in the bone. In the second visit, generally after healing of the implant areas, the denture will be fabricated and attached to the implants. During this time, a possible temporary denture may be fabricated to aid in aesthetics. Once ample healing time has passed, the permanent dentures are ready for final fitting. Once final instructions are given you are soon ready to try out your new dental implant supported denture smile.

What are the signs that you need implant supported dentures?

The main reason that implant supported dentures are needed is because some people struggle to deal with the dentures that are loose or hurt the gum and bone areas. Some patients will place a lot of adhesive that is meant to keep them in place for the entire day leading to uncomfortable situations. Luckily, implant-supported dentures have provided patients who have had frustrating experiences with their existing dentures to have another, better option!

As dentures can fall out and be damaged, it is important to keep them as secure as possible. Stability and maintenance of dental restorations is high priority because here at URBN Dental, we want the best for you for the long run. By keeping up with your regular 6 month dental check-ups and routine cleanings, we will be sure you are on the right track. Home care and strong oral hygiene is still recommended even without teeth to be sure your oral health is the best it can be.

Michelle Campbell
Michelle Campbell
19:53 20 Jun 18
Excellent service. Great first impression! Best cleaning I've had in several years, my mouth feels amazing. They even took the time to show me how to brush more effectively. My teeth are back to being pearly white. They were very knowledgeable in regards to my insurance and I've had no issues. The service there is impeccable!
Nonna Beetge
Nonna Beetge
14:21 24 Apr 18
The staff is wonderful, very friendly and informative. I love how they not only take X-rays, but also photos of all your teeth and put them on the big screen. They spent as much time as I needed to go over each area and explain specifics of each tooth. I definitely have a greater understanding of what is going on in there and what I need to do. I also love their space, it has a calming vibe with all kinds of artwork on display. You almost feel like youโ€™re not at the dentist! Thank you all so much, I look forward to seeing you all again! (Said no one to their dentist ๐Ÿ˜‰ )
Allie Hackett
Allie Hackett
18:47 19 Jun 18
I am not the biggest fan of the dentist, however this was the BEST dentist experience I have ever had! Everyone was so kind and I got everything I needed done in one visit! They provided super helpful insight about what was going on with my teeth and took care of everything I needed quickly. I will absolutely be returning! ๐Ÿ™‚
Andrew Nguyen
Andrew Nguyen
14:17 10 May 18
Beautiful location and office. Very friendly and welcoming staff! I had a great time conversing with them about movies and music. Dr. Nguyen and his staff were very knowledgeable and stressed the importance of making sure the patient knew what their game plan was. The office is very high tech as well so it was super cool to know that I was getting the latest tech being use on me.
Andrea Andrea
Andrea Andrea
17:15 20 May 18
Love the location, the dentist AND the staff. Everyone there is awesome. It's rare that I leave a dentist office feeling just as good as when I arrive. I was sad I didn't get to see Snickers, but all in all I had a great experience my first time here. Glad to finally have a new "home" dentist since moving to Texas.
Joshua Parra
Joshua Parra
02:17 14 Sep 18
From start to finish great experience. Impeccably clean office, high tech tools, & friendly staff. Went to get my top teeth contoured/shaped. They did a Hollywood star job! I now, have a flawless smile. I even went back the next day for a touch-up on one tooth & they took care of it, graciously. If you want quality cosmetic dentistry inside the loop; look no further. These folks are the best in class.
Bianca Anderson
Bianca Anderson
17:05 05 Sep 18
Very friendly staff. The hygienist's were so knowledgeable and really took the time to teach you about your teeth, they gave my husband and I "homework" to improve our oral health. Love it! Angela was great, great sense of humor (made me laugh a lot) and very professional. Awesome job Nicole, very friendly and took the time to answer all the questions we had (love she was recommending eateries for hubby to take me :). Julia was great at the front counter very lively and knowledgeable as well. They all really took the time and customized everything for us. Able to get free electric toothbrushes but didn't have any in stock.
Ji H Oh
Ji H Oh
15:19 22 Sep 18
I am usually scared of going to the dentist for my annual cleaning but I was completely blown away by the amazing customer service from the staff. Julia was extremely helpful and explained my dental coverage and out of pocket costs. Angela did an exceptional job explaining to me about the importance of dental hygiene and actually taught me how to floss properly. The office was extremely clean and upscale. Dr. Bridget was very sweet and great bedside manners. She explained everything about the treatment plan in a very thorough and concise manner. I was extremely impressed by everyone on the office and I cant wait to come back for my next appointment.
Death Morgulis
Death Morgulis
16:23 12 Sep 18
Great place for all your dental needs. Very inviting and friendly staff. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about the work they do. I've been looking for a good dentist for awhile while neglecting my oral health, but now I think I've found my place. 10/10 would come back for a follow-up appointment.
Trisha Hinojosa
Trisha Hinojosa
18:30 07 Oct 18
Very friendly staff who put up with my inane sense of humor. The entire team team spoke with me 1:1, including:Dental assistants, hygienist, dentist, and insurance admin (explained everything to me in detail including how my insurance works).They explained my x-rays to me, the effects of flossing correctly / incorrectly. I feel like they gave me the education I didn't get as a child on how to care for my mouth, and why it's important. I was doing good stuff for my oral health-- just not correctly or with a positive attitude.GREAT aftercare package.
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Very knowledgeable and informative, explaining all your x-ray and imagery and in creating a course of treatment. The staff is friendly and definitely concerned with their patients. Comfortable environment.

I am not the biggest fan of the dentist, however this was the BEST dentist experience I have ever had! Everyone was so kind and I got everything I needed done in one visit!

Excellent service. Great first impression! Best cleaning I've had in several years, my mouth feels amazing. They even took the time to show me how to brush more effectively. My teeth are back to being pearly white.

They were very prompt and professional. I felt very comfortable in the visit. They have good exam specials without any hidden fees. I have found me a permanent dentist office. Thanks URBN staff.

URBN Dental provided great service and they were all so nice. They did a great job communicating with me and i would recommend to all.

I had a root canal and a crown done here, the entire process took about an hour. Will be back in 2 weeks for my final crown! Great doctor, great staff.