The dental specialists at ARCHPOINT Implant Dentistry in Dallas and Fort Worth are experts in the field of replacing missing teeth. Whether you are missing one single tooth, or several teeth, or want to replace an ill-fitting full or partial denture, ARCHPOINT offers a customized approach to provide you with the highest quality dentistry possible.
Because of great advances in dental technology, you have more options than ever before to replace missing teeth. At one time, the most common form of replacing missing teeth was either with a full denture or a partial denture. If you have several natural teeth remaining, your dentist may suggest a partial denture that anchors to existing teeth. While both of these appliances are good forms of tooth replacement, ARCHPOINT of Dallas and Fort Worth want you to know that there are other options for your tooth replacement needs. If you are a current partial or full denture wearer, you can still enjoy the benefits of upgrading to permanent dental implants.
Your Comfort Level Improved
While a partial denture is a long-lasting, cost-effective option to replace teeth, it also has its drawbacks. Even though a partial denture hooks onto existing natural teeth, most partial denture wearers will experience some form of rubbing or slipping. Friction between the denture and the tissue below can cause painful sores to develop. The clasps that anchor around your natural teeth often need to be adjusted to maintain a tight fit and can easily break if accidentally dropped.
With dental implants, you can easily replace a single tooth, or multiple teeth, eliminating the need for a removable appliance. Bridges can be supported by implants as well as implant-retained dentures to replace an entire arch of teeth. Dental implants provide stable support with titanium posts anchored into the jaw bone. Replacement teeth are permanently fixed on top of the implants, so there will be no more sores and no need to use messy adhesives.
Never Be Without Your Teeth Again
Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants is a permanent solution to tooth loss. There are no appliances to take out to sleep or clean allowing you to enjoy life just as you did with your natural teeth. Laugh as much as you like without the worry of your appliance moving and never be caught without your teeth when unexpected visitors arrive!
Today’s full and partial dentures are now designed to look and feel more natural. While these improvements give a more realistic appearance, oftentimes they will still be noticeable to someone standing close to you. In some cases, a metal framework is utilized to give the appliance more strength. With large metal clasps, a partial denture can be very noticeable.
Eliminating the need for a partial denture with the placement of dental implants will give you the most natural appearance possible. Individual implant crowns look and feel like natural teeth. They are able to be flossed and fit snugly within the gum tissue. When multiple teeth are replaced utilizing an implant supported bridge or implant supported denture, you can expect a beautiful, more natural appearance without the use of any metal clasps.
Better Strength and Stability
Dental implants are surgically placed into the jaw bone and then permanently fuse to the bone tissue. Titanium implant posts act as your new tooth roots providing a strong support system. With dental implants, you can expect to have much more bite strength and stability than with partial dentures. Which partial dentures, hard, crunchy and sticky foods are nearly impossible to eat. Biting into apples or corn on the cob can cause a partial denture to slip or pop out of place. Sticky foods can cause your partial to come loose, completely putting you in an uncomfortable position. Enjoying a steak is often difficult because of limitations due to the design of your partial denture.
You can expect the strength of dental implants to be just as strong as natural teeth since they are permanently fused into the bone tissue. Because ARCHPOINT uses the highest quality titanium implants for their DFW patients, your bite and chewing capability can be fully restored. You can enjoy all the foods you once loved to eat with your natural teeth. Including being able to easily bite into crunchy, chewy, and sticky foods without the hassle of a partial denture.
Improved Oral Health
Resorption of the bone tissue begins immediately once teeth are removed from the jaw bone. Although this process is very slow, over time, loss of bone tissue will cause your full or partial denture to begin to feel loose. Denture relines, adjustments, and the use of messy adhesives are a hassle many patients do not want to have. When our jawbone shrinks, it becomes thin and brittle, which puts older patients at risk for fracture if they were to fall. Since dental implants are anchored into the bone tissue like roots of teeth, bone tissue resorption is prevented.
Loose, ill-fitting full and partial dentures often cause painful sores to appear on your gum tissue. These sores make wearing your appliance difficult and uncomfortable. Bacteria can easily harbor under your appliance, causing odor and bacteria to rest on the gum tissue. Chronic inflammation of the gum tissue will eventually lead to gum disease putting your existing teeth at risk for tooth loss. Upgrading by replacing missing teeth with dental implants will preserve bone tissue, and reduce your risk for inflammation and gum disease.
ARCHPOINT Is The Right Choice For Your Upgrade!
Are you ready to replace your ill-fitting full or partial denture with dental implants? We have one of the most experienced dental teams in the DFW metroplex. The Dallas and Fort Worth dental implant experts at ARCHPOINT provide comprehensive dental implant therapy and smile rehabilitation. You can expect a treatment plan customized to your unique needs with options to suit your lifestyle.
If you’re ready to get started with dental implants, contact our conveniently located Dallas or Fort Worth offices today to schedule your consultation!