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The Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

The Benefits of Implant-Supported DenturesAt Austin Dental Care, we help our patients overcome complex dental concerns with advanced treatment options. We are proud to offer our patients access to the best restorative dentistry options that modern dentistry has to offer. This is why, when patients are missing a full arch of teeth, we often recommend implant-supported dentures instead of traditional removable dentures. Learn more about the benefits of implant-supported dentures below.

Implant-Supported Dentures in Austin, TX

Traditional dentures are a set of prosthetic teeth held together with an acrylic base. Patients often utilize a denture adhesive gel to help keep their denture in place while in use. Even so, a common complaint amongst long-term denture wearers is denture slippage. Denture slippage occurs because your dentures do not have anything secure holding them in place while you are using them. To combat denture slippage, our Austin, TX dentist offers implant-supported dentures.

Implant-supported dentures utilize the support of dental implants to anchor a denture in place. Dental implants require a surgical procedure in which a titanium post is inserted beneath your own soft tissues. As the post heals, it will fuse together with your jawbone and provide your set of teeth with a similar support system that your tooth roots would provide to your natural smile. The post is secured to the denture using abutments. Once complete, patients will have a restored set of teeth that look and function just like new. Learn more about dental implants.

You don’t have to sacrifice your quality-of-life when considering your tooth replacement options. Patients with implant-secured dentures enjoy life without dietary restrictions and without having to worry if their dentures will fall out. Remember, even just one missing tooth puts you at an increased risk for developing gum disease, tooth decay, or dental shifting. This is why it’s so important to pursue your tooth replacement options as soon as possible. Whether you need one tooth replaced or a full arch of teeth replaced, Austin Dental Care has you covered. Learn more about our denture services.

Patient Review of Austin Dental Care

“Dr. Wainwright and his team are professional and competent. Additionally he all his staff are helpful, kind and caring! I had come down with cancer and neglected my teeth for a couple years. I had gone to Dr Wainwright for years prior. He and his team spent two hours to get me back on track. I would absolutely recommend him and his team!” – David C. 

Are you missing a full arch of teeth? Do you want to learn more about implant-secured dentures? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Wainwright, your local restorative dentist serving the Austin, TX community. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you restore your smile.