Quality and integrity are our goals when creating dentures and dental implants for our patients in Marshall, TX
Dental Implant Placement and Restoration
Imagine visiting your dentist in the morning, having a mini-implant system placed in just a few hours, and then enjoying lunch with a friend at your favorite restaurant. During your relaxing lunch, you eat comfortably, laugh, and talk with confidence as your new dentures are securely and firmly held in place.
The mini implant system provides greater denture stability for patients who can’t withstand conventional implant surgery, who don’t have enough bone to allow for full-sized implants, or who are in the process of changing from one prosthetic system to another. The mini implant system consists of a miniature titanium implant that functions as a prosthetic tooth root and a retaining fixture installed into the base of your denture. When in place, the denture gently rests on the gum, and the implant fixtures allow for tiny movements while withstanding natural lifting forces. Mini implant placement is a one-step procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery and no sutures. Healing time is shorter than typical denture placement procedures.
To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental office visits as these are critical to the long-term success of dental implants. For more information about dental implant placement and restoration as well as dental implant costs, call our offices for a consultation.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available, including partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain, while complete dentures are used to completely replace all teeth. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth so there should be no noticeable change in your appearance. In fact, dentures may even improve your smile! Our dentists in Marshall, Texas have a vast knowledge regarding the different denture types and are able to assist our patients in finding a solution that’s right for their needs.
This restoration method is used to restore your smile and mouth function if all your teeth have been lost. The dentures are custom created to resemble natural teeth and are positioned into a patient’s mouth to take the place of where the natural teeth used to be. Complete dentures are removable and may require adjustments in order to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth.
A removable partial denture is a device used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. They usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base which is held in place in the mouth. A fixed partial denture acts the same as a removable denture, but it is cemented into place using the adjacent teeth for support. This fills the space created by missing teeth, as well as creates a support for remaining teeth to prevent shifting.
These are upper dentures without a palate, which can improve comfort and sense of taste. Palateless dentures are any upper denture that has no plate covering the upper palate; including dental implants, natural tooth-retained overdentures, fixed/removable restorations, or even a conventional palateless denture with a horseshoe-shaped frame. This type of denture is often recommended for patients with a highly sensitive gag reflex who have trouble adjusting to the palate in a conventional denture.
Attached Dentures have precision attachments to retain the dentures, possibly in combination with a milled titanium bar. This type of overdenture can be retained by natural teeth or dental implants, depending on your situation. At Marshall Denture Clinic, we call these "snap-on dentures," and they are typically removable.
Have you ever wished your denture could be more comfortable or fit more snugly and precisely? With functional impressions, a denture can now fit your mouth with unprecedented accuracy.
We first custom-fabricate a denture to our patient's bite. Then, we place a highly flowable impression material within the denture. When the patient chews, speaks or carries out normal functions, the muscle attachments and soft tissues of the mouth mold the denture into a precise functional impression. This impression technique (sometimes called the Pound denture technique or the Turbyfill denture technique), combines natural oral function with the impression-taking process so Dr. Parker gets the most accurate and detailed impression for fitting your dentures.
We will reline your dentures using hard acrylic or a soft liner using the functional impression we've made, and the result is a much more comfortable and exact-fitting denture.
Over Dentures (Snap-On)
Overdentures are any type of dentures, either full or partial, that fit over natural teeth or dental implants. Attachments are placed on the natural teeth or implants and the overdenture becomes a precision-attached prosthetic. A popular type of overdenture is what we call "snap-on dentures," which uses natural tooth and/or dental implants as the foundation for the attachment, either alone or in combination with a milled titanium bar.
Among the benefits of choosing overdentures is the deterrence of bone loss, since dental implants will actually maintain jawbone integrity, a lifelike look, and feel, and improved speech and chewing function when compared with other dentures.
Also known as the "All-On-4" technique, this type of prosthesis is a fixed/removable alternative to conventional dentures. A precision-attached denture hybrid, lock-on dentures attach the dental restoration to implants placed in the upper or lower jaw. Depending on what is best for an individual patient, Dr. Parker may use a milled titanium bar with denture teeth to secure the denture, or he may use individual ceramic crowns.
Dentures are traditionally held in place by an adhesive (bottom) or natural suction (top). But over time, ridges on the gums wear down from constant pressure, and the resulting smooth gums make dentures more inclined to slip, slide, or wobble. If you’d like a solid solution for denture stabilization, consider Lock-on dentures, a dental implant procedure by Nobel Biocare.
By having four dental implant posts placed in your jaw, Dr. Parker can create a foundation that will hold your denture securely. In some cases, dentures can be retrofitted with implant snaps, but most often, a custom denture is necessary. This denture will snap, or "lock on" to the four implants. Lock-on denture patients enjoy a higher quality of life, improved dietary possibilities, and greater confidence in social situations.
Unlike traditional hard-liner dentures, soft-liner dentures are the dentures we produce from using the functional impression technique. Once we have the precise information gleaned from that impression technique, we customize your denture with the soft reline material. Dr. Parker highly recommends this type of denture for patients with significant jaw atrophy. These types of dentures are much more stable and comfortable than those with hard liners.
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My family and I have been patients at Marshall Dental Associates for almost 30 years. The entire staff is top notch. Having 3 excellent dentists in the office comes in handy, especially if I have an emergency. If my regular dentist can't see me, there is always another dentist there to help me. Drs. Parker, Reed and Fyffe have all worked on me and I highly recommend them. The entire staff is very welcoming, professional and friendly. My hygienist Jeannie gives me a sparkly smile. If I could give Marshall Dental more stars, I would...fantastic atmosphere and very skilled with up to date equipment .
My experience at Marshall Dental is always pleasant. I'm always greeted with a smile and kind words and personally escorted back to see the dentist. Dr. Reed always has time to visit with me and explains the procedures well and gives me options. I enjoyed visiting with Kyla and she did an awesome job cleaning my teeth after fitting me into her busy schedule. Everyone is so helpful and friendly. I always leave with a smile! Marshall Dental is a great place and I highly recommend it to everyone!
I highly recommend Marshall Dental Associates to anyone in the area. The staff is always so nice and sweet and welcoming when you walk in. I've heard great things about the other two Doctors there, my doctor is Misty Fyffe and she is awesome. If you're in need of a great dentist this is definitely the place to go.