Dentures and Implants

Nobody wants to have a missing or lost tooth; however, accidents can happen anytime, which can cause permanent damage to your teeth. Dentures and implants can help replace these missing teeth to give you a second chance at improving your oral health. If you want to learn more about these dental devices, our team at Willis Dental Care can provide you with the information you need

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are custom-made prosthetic replacements for entire rows of missing teeth. Because dentures are custom-made, they can fit any oral configuration based on an individual's clinical, aesthetic, and financial needs.

What Are Dental Implants?

Implants are small metal screws that replace the core of a missing natural tooth before being crowned. Because of the titanium's properties, the dental implant fuses with the bone and is a stable anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can replace a single tooth (single implant) or multiple teeth (multiple implants) in the upper and lower jaws.

How Do Dentures Work?

A denture is a removable appliance that replaces missing teeth and tissues that may have been harmed by gum disease or tooth loss. This dental device is usually removable and easy to clean when needed. There are two types of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures, each type of denture provides a solution for different kinds of oral health problems. 

How Do Implants Function?

Dental implants support replacement crowns that mimic the look feel, and functionality of natural teeth. Once the implants are attached, patients can smile confidently, knowing their ability to eat and speak is restored.

Each procedure begins with a consultation to assess your oral health, determine whether you are a good candidate for implants, and, if necessary, discuss other options. The implants, which consist of titanium posts, are put into the jawbone where the missing tooth used to be. Following implant placement, osseointegration, and natural processes, this will cause your jawbone to attach to the implant.

Implant Supported Dentures

Many people believe that traditional dentures are an adequate replacement for missing teeth. However, they have several disadvantages: they slip easily (which can be embarrassing when speaking), instability can cause gums to become infected or irritated, they must be removed regularly to be cleaned (which is inconvenient), and messy adhesives when putting dentures back in.

Our highly trained and experienced team is eager to show you what life is like with implant-supported dentures. These new teeth will stay in place and give you complete confidence in any social situation.

Advantages of implant-supported dentures

  • Implant-supported dentures are supported by dental implants.
  • Biocompatible components are implanted in the jawbone permanently to serve as tooth roots for custom crowns.
  • We can place dental implants with great precision using advanced technology, accessing your jawbone, and inserting screw-like devices made of durable titanium.
  • Provide a relaxing environment and several effective sedation options to keep you comfortable before, during, and after the procedure.

After your appointment, you may be given a provisional (temporary) set of dentures that will allow you to eat and speak. During a subsequent visit, you will be fitted with permanent implant-supported dentures, dramatically improving your quality of life in ways you could not have imagined when you had damaged or missing teeth!

Other Implant-Supported Denture Services

Other procedures may be required before your implants can be placed (depending on the condition of your jawbone and teeth). If your jawbone has deteriorated to the point where it cannot support dental implants, bone grafting can help.

Extreme bone loss in the implant area requires "bone grafting" before it can support a long implant term. This is carried out by harvesting a portion of real bone from your body or a donor and implanting it in the area of bone loss. The grafted bone will osseointegrate and blend in with the rest of your jaw. Once completed, you can have your dental implants placed and begin reaping the benefits.

Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?

The most effective way to maintain good mental health is to practice good dental hygiene. Tooth decay or infection may occur, necessitating extraction. We will first determine whether tooth extractions are necessary in your case or if other vital methods can be used. Once you've decided on a course of action, we'll give you a few options to "fill in the gaps" so you can eat, speak, and do other things without pain, difficulty, or embarrassment.

While the prospect of tooth extractions may make you uneasy, you can rely on our team to do everything possible to put your mind at ease and make you comfortable, from sedation options to the relaxing setting of our office, which is equipped with many amenities.

Do You Need Dentures and Implants in Montgomery, Alabama?

Our team at Willis Dental Care can install high-quality dentures and dental implants to help improve your oral health. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer.

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