Implant Dentures – Midwest City, OK
Completely Replace All of Your Missing Teeth
Losing one tooth can already take a toll on your confidence and your ability to eat and speak properly; losing an entire row of teeth can have an even more devastating impact. Thanks to implant dentures, Dr. Kendrick can replace all of your missing teeth at once with a prosthetic that offers strength and stability comparable to that of your original smile. If you need to fully restore your grin, get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation and see if implant dentures are right for you.
Why Choose Midwest City Dental Center for Implant Dentures?
- Dental Implant Surgery & Restoration Completed In-House
- State-of-the-Art Technology for Comfortable, Precise Treatments
- Flexible Financing Plans Available Through CareCredit
What Are Implant Dentures?
By themselves, dentures only replace the parts of your teeth that are normally visible when you smile. An implant denture goes one step further; the implant posts that are inserted into your jaw act as new tooth roots, meaning your new smile will feel and function similarly to your original one. There are two main kinds of implant dentures: fixed/permanent implant dentures and removable implant dentures. Our team will recommend one of these options based on your overall needs.
Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures
A fixed denture stays in the mouth for 24 hours a day; it will only be removed during appointments with your dentist. Fixed dentures usually need about 4 to 6 dental implants to support them, and they’re usually a better option for patients who have higher levels of bone density in their jaws.
Removable Implant Dentures
A removable denture is attached to the implant posts via clips or ball sockets. You can take them out in the evening when it’s time to clean them. Usually fewer implant posts – about 2 to 5 – are needed for removable dentures; as such, we often recommend this option for patients who don’t have as much jawbone density.
The Implant Denture Process
The process begins with a consultation where we’ll examine your mouth and determine if you’re a good candidate for implant surgery. Preliminary work such as periodontal therapy may need to be performed before the surgery. When it’s time for implants to be placed, we’ll insert the posts into carefully chosen areas of the jaw.
After three to six months, the implants will join with the jawbone. At that point, we can attach abutment posts and start designing your final denture. The restoration will be made at a separate lab and sent back to our office; we’ll schedule one final office visit so that we can affix it to your implant posts.
Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?
To be a candidate for implant dentures, you need to be in relatively good oral and overall health. In particular, you should have a mouth free of gum disease or any other condition that could potentially compromise dental implants.
We’ll also need to confirm that there’s enough bone in your jaw to fuse with the implant posts. If you’ve already suffered bone loss due to missing teeth, you may still be able to get dental implants after bone grafting.
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
- When implant dentures are permanently fixed in your mouth, they can be brushed like normal teeth, which makes it very easy to keep them clean.
- The implant posts will help preserve the jawbone so that it doesn’t resorb over time. This helps prevent the facial collapse that often occurs after tooth loss.
- A new smile that looks and feels natural can make you feel more confident and comfortable when interacting with others.
- You’ll be able to eat all of your favorite foods, including those that often give traditional denture wearers trouble.
- Dental implants can last 30 years or an entire lifetime if they receive proper maintenance.