Implant Dentures — Odessa, TX
Sturdy & Long-Lasting Full-Arch Tooth Replacement
Roughly 23 million people are completely edentulous (missing all of their teeth), while millions more have lost all of the teeth in one of their dental arches. If you are among them, you might have considered getting traditional dentures — but is there a better option? For many patients, yes. Implant dentures in Odessa deliver outstanding stability, longevity, and function. Read on below to learn more about this remarkable treatment, and contact Steve W. Cobb, DDS when you are ready to schedule your consultation.
What Are Implant Dentures?
As the name suggests, these dentures are held firmly in the mouth thanks to dental implants. A dental implant is a small screw that is surgically embedded in the jawbone to hold a restoration in place. In the case of implant dentures, several implants are positioned along your jaw to secure the prosthetic teeth.
There are different types of implant dentures. Depending on your circumstances, Dr. Cobb might recommend one of the following for you:
Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures
These are permanently attached to the implants that support them (only removable with the help of a dental professional). Also called “hybrid prostheses,” these dentures offer a high level of convenience. They typically take 4 – 6 implants to stay in place, meaning that they require a significant degree of bone density in the jaw.
Removable Implant Dentures
Sometimes called overdentures or “Snap-On” dentures, these are secured in the mouth via ball- or bar-shaped attachments. They should be removed daily for routine cleaning and maintenance. In most cases, they require fewer implants — and less bone density in the jaw — than permanent dentures.
The Implant Denture Procedure
The procedure for implant dentures generally goes something like this:
Although the process for dental implants in Odessa can be lengthy, the long-term benefits make it a worthwhile investment of time!
Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?
Some common traits of candidates for implant dentures include:
If you are not sure if you qualify for dental implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Cobb, a skilled implant dentist in Odessa. Most adults with extensive tooth loss can undergo the procedure, either immediately or after some preparatory treatments
Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants
Some of the top benefits of implant dentures include: