Many individuals including Houstonians are affected by a change in appearance and health due to missing teeth. Dental implants are among the preferred solutions for tooth replacement which restore teeth to their optimal shape and health. If you are an edentulous (lacking teeth) patient, Dr. Yepez at Pure Prosthodontics in Houston has a time-saving yet cost effective treatment option that may be just right for you. Also referred to as the Conus solution, your existing denture prosthetics can be attached to implants in both the upper or lower jaw using advanced retaining elements that create a friction-locked connection. This solution provides a secure fit for your denture (s) and brings comfort and confidence when eating or speaking. Plus, it is easily removable to allow cleaning.
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Key advantages of Conus Solution:
Strong and stable fit for comfort in chewing and improved speaking
Denture border is trimmed resulting in a more natural and comfortable fit
Helps to maintain jaw bone and facial structures
Eliminates the need for messy denture adhesives
Removable for simplified cleaning and optimum hygiene
Frequently asked Questions:
1.) What are implants made of and how long do they last?
Dental implants are made of pure titanium, a medical grade material that is documented to be well-accepted by the body. A properly fitted dental implant can last a lifetime.
2.) How long does the procedure take?
The total length of your implant procedure will depend on the number of implants you are receiving and what other procedures are required.
3.) Am I an implant candidate?
Houston Prosthodontist, Dr. Yepez will be able to determine if you are a candidate for implants based on the quality and quantity of your jaw bone and other medical conditions/considerations you may have.
4.) How do I care for my implant-supported prosthetics?
Aftercare instructions could include a short period of time where a soft diet and avoiding great physical pressure on your prosthesis is recommended. As with the maintenance of your natural teeth, routine check-ups and cleaning are a critical part of caring for your new implant-supported teeth to help eliminate the risk of bacteria, which could lead to the loss of an implant. Dr. Yepez will give you specific aftercare instructions, which should be carefully followed to ensure a long-lasting outcome.
Following a thorough examination, Dr. Yepez will be able to provide you with details in regard to the approximate length of your treatment. During the treatment and healing process, you will be able to wear your existing prosthesis as usual.