Are You Missing Any Teeth Or Dealing With Dentures?

Dr. Dunia Korous received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas with Honors Distinction. Her enthusiasm and love for the art and sciences continued at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery with Distinction in Dental Education. Due to her passion for learning and strong desire to advance in her profession, Dr. Korous has obtained many certifications in areas of Cosmetic Dentistry, as well as Implant Dentistry, sleep and airway, and TMJ. She has obtained her Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantology and is currently working on receiving her Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Haute Beauty expert Dr. Dunia Korous explains treatment options for dental implants if you have missing teeth or dentures.

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Dental implants are the most secure and natural-feeling replacement solution for absent teeth. They can be used for a single missing tooth, a few teeth, or an entire upper or lower set.

Single Implant or Multiple Missing Teeth

Dental implants preserve the natural bone density of your jaw. They do this by stimulating your bone in a process called Osseointegration meaning bone fuses to implants staying intact. This can be used for one or two missing teeth or a single implant option.

Fixed/Removable Implant Overdenture

This is used if you are missing teeth from the upper or lower jaw or you have to extract all teeth in the upper or lower jaw. There are two options: a fixed or removable implant overdenture. A fixed implant overdenture gets fixed into the implant system. A removable implant overdenture is used if you are missing the entirety of your teeth on the upper or lower jaw. It can be easily removed and snapped back on. This is for people who have been dealing with dentures for a long time or those who use glue to keep their dentures in place.

Full Arch Zirconia Fixed Denture

An implant is placed on the upper arch or bottom with a fixed full-arch prosthesis. This mimics your natural tooth structure, preserves bone density, and is able to give you the beautiful smile you deserve!