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Implant Dentures – Houston, TX

Longer-Lasting Smiles That Look & Feel Natural

Traditional dentures have been around for centuries. While they’ve evolved, they can still produce the look of a fully restored smile; however, they often leave patients wanting more. Unfortunately, their stability, functionality, and longevity leave much to be desired, which is why Dr. Mark Gray and his team are pleased to offer an alternative solution – implant dentures in Houston! Offering proven permanence, durability, and the chance for improved oral health and aesthetics, these permanent prosthetics make it possible to eat, speak, and smile with ease. If you are interested in replacing your missing teeth with a solution that truly works, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.

An older man in the kitchen with his granddaughter smiling after receiving implant dentures in Houston

Why Choose Dr. Mary Gray for Implant Dentures?

What Are Implant Dentures?

A digital image of 6 dental implants surgically placed along the lower arch and an implant denture placed on top in Houston

Implant dentures are vastly different than the traditional solution. Instead of relying on a prosthetic that only sits on top of your gums, these use titanium posts that mimic the tooth root and sit firmly in the jawbone. Fusing with the bone and tissue, implant dentures in Houston create a solid and firm foundation that allows for a greater bite force and chewing power as well as boosted confidence when eating, speaking, and smiling.

While you may be thinking it’s “too good to be true,” the reality is that according to the American Dental Association (ADA), around 5 million people are already living with dental implants and the number is increasing by 500,000 every year. Because of his expert training and skill, Dr. Gray can easily place anywhere from 4-6 implants into your jawbone and build a structural support for your customized denture. During your consultation, the two of you will discuss which type of denture you prefer:

Fixed/Permanent Implant Dentures

This hybrid prosthetic cannot be removed. Permanently affixed to your implants, it looks, feels, and functions just like regular teeth. There’s no need to remove it when cleaning your teeth at night and in the morning.

Removable Implant Dentures

This style of denture doesn’t require as much jawbone, which means you may only need between 2 and 5 implant posts. Because it is removable, it is held into place with a bar-retained or ball-retained device. You can easily take it out at nighttime and clean your denture before bed.

The Implant Denture Process

An older male patient listening as his dentist discusses his eligibility for implant dentures in Houston

Will your dental implant treatment be exactly like a fellow patient? Of course not. No two individual cases are alike; however, you can expect to go through a similar process to receive your dental implants in Houston.

  1. The initial consultation with Dr. Gray will include a full examination and the determination of whether you will require preliminary treatments before undergoing dental implant surgery.
  2. The actual placement of your dental implants is quite simple and only requires local anesthesia, which you will receive before your implant dentist in Houston begins. After making multiple small incisions in your gums, each implant will be placed into your jawbone before the gum tissue is closed.
  3. You will spend the next 3-6 months recovering at home, allowing osseointegration to occur, which is the fusing of the implants with bone and surrounding tissues.
  4. You will return to our office to receive your abutments and customized denture, which will be secured into place.

Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

An older couple walking along the beach pleased with their dental implants in Houston

Only Dr. Gray will know for sure if you are a qualified candidate for dental implants. The good news is that most adults suffering from tooth loss are eligible. However, there are factors he will take into consideration during your initial consultation, such as:

Benefits of Combining Dentures & Dental Implants

An older man and woman out for a jog and smiling because of the new confidence they have in their smiles in Houston

When comparing implant dentures to traditional solutions, you’ll quickly learn there is simply no competition. Yes, they are more expensive than regular dentures, but once you realize the level of maintenance required with the more traditional option, you’ll find that dental implants are much more cost-effective in the long run. Many of the additional benefits you can expect with these prosthetics include:

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