Denture Care Center
Implant Supported Dentures in Houston TX
At University Oaks Dental, we implement the most practical solutions for bringing your smile back to life.
In the cases of teeth that have been irreparably damaged or have been missing for a long time, fixed dentures or an artificial tooth root will be the most viable solution. Fixed dentures, which are installed with screws far beneath the gumline, mimic the appearance and the natural function of real teeth.
Fixed Implants vs. Conventional Dentures
Conventional dentures are mostly focused on appearance. They will take the place of your missing teeth and restore the original way you enunciate and chew, but, structurally, they won’t be able to function quite like the real thing. Your jaw begins rearranging itself when some teeth go missing, so without replacements at the root level, your jaw will eventually change shape and your dentures will not fit like they used to.
Fixed dentures will structurally replace your missing teeth. Strategically placed at the root level of where your missing teeth were, they will stimulate your jawbone and prevent it from changing shape. These implants will eventually fuse with the bone so they will fit without needing any adjustments or replacements for a very long time.
FAQs About Fixed Dentures
Who are fixed dentures for?
If you’re missing a few teeth, or even all of them, you will be a great candidate for complete or partial fixed dentures. Schedule a consultation at University Oaks Dental so we can assess your situation and determine the best solution for you.
Will they eventually need replacement?
As you age, your mouth, jaws, and gums will continually change shape. Your fixed dentures will need to be refitted typically once every 10 years.
Will they look natural?
Modern dentures are developed with the latest technologies in cosmetics that make them beautiful and great to wear for decades. Visit our Houston, TX, dental office, and get yours today. Learn about our cosmetic dentistry services.