This patient lost all of her teeth at a young age. She was unhappy with the fit of her original dentures which affected the way she smiled when she was with friends. To address this patient's main concern, a traditional denture was made to replace her top teeth. She had very good bone support on the top, which allowed for a well-supported denture without implants and without adhesive. To improve the fit and function over a lower denture, 4 implants were placed and a fixed prosthesis was screwed into place. Oftentimes, a lower denture without implants can be difficult to manage because it moves due to the natural movement of the tongue and cheek muscles when speaking and chewing. This type of implant-supported prosthesis is not removable and is very stable when chewing. Overall, this patient was very pleased with the final results.
Whether you are missing several teeth or all of your teeth, there are many options available to help restore your dentition, which can help improve the overall quality of life. We believe it is important to take the time to ensure both a properly fitting and esthetically pleasing denture. At our office the process to make any type of denture takes several appointments. We take very detailed impressions, several meaurements, and have several try in appointments in order to best determine the shape, size, and position of the teeth. Several things can go wrong when these steps are not taken, which can lead to an unnatural smile or a loose denture.
There are several options when it comes to enhancing your smile If you are concerned about your smile and would like to hear your options, contact us at (281) 488-3626 to schedule a consult.