Millions of people around the world are missing enough teeth to require the use of a denture. Many struggle with loose or poor-fitting dentures. If you have this problem, you already know the embarrassment of slipping dentures, not being able to eat the foods you love, and the problems with messy denture adhesives.
At Houston Oral Healthcare Specialists, we offer a solution to these common denture inconveniences using a method called TeethXpress.
Is Full Arch Implant Restoration right for you?
If you are missing one or more teeth due to decay, injury, or disease, you may be a candidate for TeethXpress. However, every patient is different and patient results may vary. Only a trained clinician can choose the best treatment plan for you. Please ask Dr. Cummings to explain the benefits and risks to determine if the TeethXpress solution is right for you.
Many people who have conventional dentures don’t like to wear them because they don’t stay in place. TeethXpress offers a way to keep dentures secure and allows you to go about your daily life with confidence.
Conventional dentures are designed to give you the appearance of natural teeth, but not actually replace your natural teeth. You may have noticed that your denture that once fit well now slips constantly and requires costly visits to the dentist for adjustment. That’s because every day that you wear a denture, the bone in your jaw shrinks a little more. Eventually, the denture won’t fit at all and you will have to replace it.
TeethXpress is a very different solutions. You will still have beautiful, natural looking teeth, but now they will also function like natural teeth. The TeethXpress solution secures your denture to surgically placed dental implants so that you can eat, speak, and live confidently without the fear of slipping dentures.
Fix Common Denture Problems
- Difficulty chewing certain foods
- Slurred speech and embarrassing clicks, whistling, or smacking
- Slipping or moving of the denture
- Gum and mouth irritation
- Mouth infections
- Pain caused by poor-fitting dentures
The TeethXpress Solution
After you have met with our doctor and created a personalized treatment plan, you will schedule your procedure. During the procedure, 4 to 6 implants are surgically placed into your jaw with abutment posts. Your denture is then secured to the abutment posts with special prosthetic screws. The TeethXpress procedure typically can be completed in one day and can be done under local anesthesia. We also offer conscious sedation options as well. Dr. Cummings will either use your existing denture or have a denture created prior to the procedure so that you walk out that day with teeth. Discomfort is usually minor and temporary. Our doctor may prescribe pain relievers for you as needed. A soft diet will be required during the initial healing phase.
Did you know?
Dentures supported by dental implants have been successful for hundreds of thousands of people. The number of patients with dental implants is growing rapidly due to their effectiveness, long-term durability, and the high success rate.