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Hamilton Family Dentistry
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222 Chambless Ln Hamilton, GA 31811
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222 Chambless Ln Hamilton, GA 31811
(706) 810-2136

How Dental Implants in Harris County Make Your Dentures Permanent

March 4th, 2021

Are you not fully satisfied with your dentures? While they may do a good job helping you smile, it’s a common issue for them to shift while in use. Eating is typically still difficult and the embarrassment of them falling out while talking is still present.

According to dentists, there is a better way to make them fit. Dental implants in Harris County work to keep dentures fixed, only being removed when you visit the dentist!

What are Implant-Retained Dentures?

Dentures retained with dental implants are not that much different than their traditional counterparts. They are designed with an acrylic, gum-colored base and utilize porcelain teeth to make your smile as natural-looking as possible. The main difference is your denture is also fitted with spaces specifically for dental implants to fit into.

By using implants to stay in place, there’s no need for denture adhesive, metal clasps, or worrying about the denture adhering to the gums through suction; dental implants do all the work for you. This also means you won’t have the same maintenance when caring for your dentures. All you need to do is brush and floss normally; no more soaking your denture overnight.

How Do They Stay Integrated With Your Mouth?

Dental implants are designed to integrate with your existing bone and gum tissue. Thanks to the biocompatibility of titanium, which is what the implant itself utilizes, it can integrate with your bone without worry of rejection. As long as you avoid using tobacco products and carry a dedicated oral care routine, you can make them last for decades!

In the case of implant-retained dentures, the dentist strategically places four to six implants in the mouth at a time. Since you have implants, you’ll get all the benefits that come with them, even though you’re technically still wearing dentures. These benefits include:

  • Bone stimulation, which prevents the jawbone from shrinking or resorbing back into the body
  • Full biting strength
  • Established blood flow, preventing premature facial sagging
  • A smile you can rely on, meaning no more risk of your denture popping out unintentionally

Partial Vs. Full Dentures

Implant-retained dentures are a great solution to replacing multiple teeth at once. Not only can you get all the gaps in your smile replaced simultaneously, but you save money on replacing these gaps with individual implants, which is almost always more expensive.

If you only have a few teeth missing, particularly in a row, a partial fixed denture would be the most ideal solution. However, if you have an entire arch in need of replacing, especially for the lower jaw, a full denture would be the most effective solution.

Stop worrying about loose dentures in Harris County when you can retain them with implants! To learn more about the process, schedule an appointment today!

About the Author

Dr. Alan Arrington earned his dental degree at the Medical College of Georgia. Additionally, he’s taken over 150 hours of continuing education in bone grafting, implant placement, and implant restoration, all skills necessary for a successful implant procedure. To learn more about his practice, contact him through his website.

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FAQ

  • How often should I visit your office?

    We recommend patients visit our office two times each year for dental checkups.  These preventative visits arte the standard in care as set forth by the American Dental Association and this is typically frequent enough to prevent most oral health concerns and diagnose others in the earliest stages.
  • What is periodontal disease?

    Gum (periodontal) disease is a common oral health concern that occurs when plaque and tartar buildup irritates gum tissue and breaks down soft tissue and supportive jawbone structure leading to a number of oral health concerns.  We offer a variety of periodontal therapy options to renew oral health for patients suffering from gum disease.
  • Can I call you during dental emergencies?

    We are happy to help patients during dental emergencies.  Don’t heistate to contact us right away.  We provide same day appointments whenever possible and are happy to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone.
  • Can I bring my kids to Hamilton Family Dentistry?

    Absolutely.  We’re happy to provide pediatric dental care for young patients and we offer a variety of treatments specifically geared toward patients with growing smiles.
  • I get nervous at the dentist. What can you do to help?

    In addition to treating each patient with the level of kindness and compassion they deserve, we also offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions to help patients stay relaxed and pain free from the moment they arrive.
  • How will I know if I have a root canal infection?

    The doctor will need to examine your tooth to find out for sure, but contact us right away if you experience any of the following common warning signs of root canal infection:
    • Severe toothache
    • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
    • Discoloration of a single tooth
    • Infection in the gums around a tooth
  • Do you offer financing plans?

    We are happy to work with qualified patients to find low or no interest payment plans through two third party dentistry financiers, CareCredit and Lending Club.  Please ask us if you qualify for our financing options at your next appointment.
  • How often should I visit your office?
    image description
    We recommend patients visit our office two times each year for dental checkups.  These preventative visits arte the standard in care as set forth by the American Dental Association and this is typically frequent enough to prevent most oral health concerns and diagnose others in the earliest stages.
  • What is periodontal disease?
    image description
    Gum (periodontal) disease is a common oral health concern that occurs when plaque and tartar buildup irritates gum tissue and breaks down soft tissue and supportive jawbone structure leading to a number of oral health concerns.  We offer a variety of periodontal therapy options to renew oral health for patients suffering from gum disease.
  • Can I call you during dental emergencies?
    image description
    We are happy to help patients during dental emergencies.  Don’t heistate to contact us right away.  We provide same day appointments whenever possible and are happy to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone.
  • Can I bring my kids to Hamilton Family Dentistry?
    image description
    Absolutely.  We’re happy to provide pediatric dental care for young patients and we offer a variety of treatments specifically geared toward patients with growing smiles.
  • I get nervous at the dentist. What can you do to help?
    image description
    In addition to treating each patient with the level of kindness and compassion they deserve, we also offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions to help patients stay relaxed and pain free from the moment they arrive.
  • How will I know if I have a root canal infection?
    image description
    The doctor will need to examine your tooth to find out for sure, but contact us right away if you experience any of the following common warning signs of root canal infection:
    • Severe toothache
    • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
    • Discoloration of a single tooth
    • Infection in the gums around a tooth
  • Do you offer financing plans?
    image description
    We are happy to work with qualified patients to find low or no interest payment plans through two third party dentistry financiers, CareCredit and Lending Club.  Please ask us if you qualify for our financing options at your next appointment.