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Dental Implants for Waco, TX Residents

Did you know that more than 35 million people in the U.S. are missing all of their teeth on one or both arches? Also, it is estimated that an additional 30 million people have bad teeth and/or periodontal disease, and will face losing teeth in the near future. In the past, the only solution for these patients has been dentures.

Problems with Dentures

A full denture is a set of artificial teeth that sits on the gums and provides an excellent cosmetic result. There are some definite drawbacks to dentures.

Dental Implants are a Preferred Solution

Dental implants have proven to be an ideal solution for those missing all of their teeth on one or both arches:

Versatile Care with Dental Implants

The type of restoration you need depends on how many teeth you need to replace. The good news is that this service is versatile enough to work with all manner of restorations, from single crowns to bridges and dentures. In each case, your restoration is supported by one or more titanium implants. These implants act like prosthetic roots holding your custom-made restoration in place and ensuring results that look and feel natural.

A Full Arch of Teeth Can Now be Replaced with Four to Six Implants, Without Bone Grafting

The best option for replacing all of your teeth is a fixed hybrid denture, also known as an All-on-4 prosthesis. In this situation between 4 and 6 implants are placed in each arch. The prosthesis is permanently attached to the implants and not removed. This is the closest to your natural teeth that can be achieved.

Implant Overdenture

In some situations a fixed hybrid is not the best solution. In this instance, an implant overdenture is a great option. This provides the benefits of implants, but the denture is still removed by the patient. In this scenario 2 or 4 implants are placed in each arch and the denture snaps onto the implants.

Mini-implants

A third option is the placement of mini-implants. In this scenario Dr. Cobb places 4 mini-implants in the lower arch and in most cases, adapts existing dentures to snap onto these implants. This is a lower cost alternative to the previous options but these implants are not as stable and may need to be replaced over time. The cost in our office for this procedure is $2,000 and in most instances the implants and conversion of the denture are completed in one visit.

113 Burnett Court, Waco, TX 76712 USA
Nick Cobb, DDS Ron Evans, DDS Our dentists at Hearts of Texas smiles take pride in their ability to restore and enhance their patients bright smiles. (254) 400-2230 (254) 224-6066 info@wacofamilydental.com