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Implant-Retained Dentures – Oak Hills, San Antonio

Strong and Secure Full Smile Replacements

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Do you have dentures that slip when you talk or chew? Traditional dentures are still a great way to replace a full row of teeth in the quickest amount of time, but they come with disadvantages. If you’re tired of a denture that slides around during your day-to-day activities, Dr. D. Michael Miller has the answer: implant-retained dentures. Combining the best of both worlds, Dr. Miller can provide you with a full smile replacement that improves your quality of life.

How Do Implant-Retained Dentures Work?

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Implant-retained dentures are similar to traditional ones besides that it is designed to work with dental implants. We can strategically place implants throughout your mouth that act as supports for your dentures. This creates a strong, stable, and comfortable experience that you simply can’t get with traditional dentures. Once your implants are placed, we will attach your personalized denture to fit securely in your mouth.

Am I A Candidate for Implant-Retained Dentures?

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Candidates for implant-retained dentures tend to be those who are missing all or most of their teeth but still have a strong enough jawbone to accommodate dental implants. However, those with weaker jawbones may still be candidates if bone grafting is an option. You should also be committed to a positive oral healthcare routine to ensure that you stay healthy. Lastly, candidates for implant-retained dentures should avoid poor lifestyle habits like smoking, tobacco use, or heavily consuming alcohol.

The Implant-Retained Dentures Procedure

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Your process will first start by meeting with Dr. Miller to discuss your smile goals. He will examine the condition of your oral health and the health of your jawbone to determine whether or not you’d be a good candidate for implant-retained dentures. Then, we’ll schedule your implant surgery. We will ensure that you’re numb and comfortable before placing our high-quality, titanium dental implants into your jaw. Once they are placed, we must allow 3 to 4 months for the implants to fuse to your jawbone. Afterwards, we can place our custom-made denture on top of your implants for maximum biting power and stability.

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

While there are many benefits that patients enjoy after receiving implant-retained dentures, here are some of the most popular advantages: