Enjoy implant-retained dentures with Lubbock, Texas area dentist

Cole Sutak of Lone Star Smiles believes that all patients should have healthy teeth that look and function at their best. However, when tooth loss occurs, patients might be faced with tooth replacement options. They may feel overwhelmed at how many different ways they can replace their teeth. Fortunately, with the help of our team, we can provide recommendations based on a patient’s unique needs. Lubbock, Texas, area patients who need to replace all the teeth in the dental arch are encouraged to consider the benefits that implant-retained dentures provide.

How do implant-retained dentures work?

Most patients are familiar with traditional full dentures. These are acrylic appliances that are made to replace missing teeth, also integrating with false acrylic gums. They are worn over the ridge of the dental arch to replace all the teeth and are often held in place using natural suction or denture adhesives. This leaves a lot to go wrong—including loss of dentures in embarrassing social situations! Patients with these dentures may find that they are ill-fitted and rub against the gum tissue, causing irritation that leaves them keeping their dentures out of the mouth instead.

With implant-retained dentures, patients have much more confidence in their smiles! Using approximately four dental implant posts along the dental arch, a more conservative denture is made. It includes false teeth but no false gum tissues. Because the denture uses the dental implants as the foundation, they are much more solid in the mouth. Patients can avoid common problems such as:

  • Slipping
  • Irritation
  • Loose dentures
  • Unnatural appearance
  • Poor function
  • Inability to enjoy their favorite foods
  • Feeling self-conscious about their dentures

Who is a candidate for implant-retained dentures?

Patients best suited for implant-retained dentures are individuals with adequate jaw bone to hold the implants firmly in place. This is determined with the use of dental x-rays.

Discover how implant-retained dentures can change your smile—and confidence!

Enjoy your favorite foods and speak freely with others without having to worry about denture loss! Call Dr. Cole Sutak of Lone Star Smiles in Lubbock, Texas, to discuss the benefits of implant-retained dentures. The office can be reached by calling (806) 666-1099 today!