Treating Tooth Loss With Implant-Retained Dentures

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When you have lost all of your teeth, this could impact everything from how you eat and speak, to the stability of your facial structure. To address complete tooth loss, we can place dental implants to support a full set of dentures. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about treating tooth loss with implant-retained dentures.

How Total Tooth Loss Harms Your Oral Health

What happens when we lose most or all of our natural teeth? For many, this could cause difficulty eating your favorite foods, and also limited nutritional intake as well. You could have trouble speaking clearly as well, and may feel uncomfortable in social situations, impacting your quality of life in a negative fashion. But the body will also no longer send doses of calcium and phosphates to the jaw around your missing teeth. Without these necessary nutrients, the bone loses mass and density, and breaks down, which means you could develop a prematurely aged appearance. To preserve your facial structure and improve your smile’s health, function, and beauty, you may need implant-retained dentures.


To begin, we will take detailed digital images of your teeth and may need to extract the last few teeth from your smile. We then use the images to plan the placement of dental implants, selecting the angles and positions that can not only stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue, but secure a set of prosthetics. We then insert these biocompatible titanium posts into the jaw, usually six to eight per arch, but some require as little as four. They bond with the jaw through a process known as osseointegration. This means they can last for decades, and possibly a lifetime, with proper care and attention. Now your smile is ready for the adventure portion of your implant dentures.

Attaching the Prosthetic

The denture will be custom-made to ensure a balanced bite and a lifelike appearance. The base is made from acrylic and designed to look like gum tissues. The new teeth are made from materials like ceramic to ensure they can handle daily bite forces and also be color matched for a natural appearance. We then add abutments to the posts and connect the prosthetic to them. You now have a complete smile and a lifelike appearance, with results that last far longer than the five to ten years that traditional removable dentures do.

If you have any questions about securing a set of dental implant dentures, or about avoiding major tooth loss with preventive dental care, then contact our team today.

Talk To Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Our Full Prosthetic

We would love to help you enjoy your favorite foods and smile with confidence again. For more information on addressing your missing teeth, then contact your Cleveland, TX, dentist, Dr. Uhrenholdt, by calling (281) 592-1234.