Tooth loss can occur due to trauma, disease, or decay. The absence of one or more teeth can produce feelings of fear, dread, and at the very least, concern about how to resolve this unfortunate circumstance. Implant dentures may be a viable solution … a consultation with our implant dentist will reveal all the information you need to make the decision that will serve you best.
Implant Denture vs. a Standard One?
Full mouth dental implants are very similar to what occurs with a single dental implant. The primary difference is that multiple implants are placed that will eventually support a denture.
An implant supported denture has advantages over a standard denture including:
It is firmly attached: This means that you will be able to speak, laugh, and eat without ever having to worry about movement.
Implants are for life: The implant is surgically embedded in gum tissue. Over time, bone fuses to the implant incorporating it to become a permanent part of your dental anatomy. Once successfully placed, you will be able to rely on these implants forever.
A standard denture does not help with bone resorption: When tooth loss occurs, the bones that held teeth in place begin to deteriorate. This can lead to gum shrinkage and facial changes. Dental implants actually help to prevent this bone loss from occurring – in fact, jaw bones merged with implants provide a solid base that work much like the roots of teeth providing a strong support for the restoration covering them.
Implant Dentures Provide Peace of Mind
While implant denture treatment may take a little longer to complete than a standard denture, the joy and peace of mind you will receive are for life.
Your dentures will be comfortable and function more like your biological teeth allowing you to chew more naturally. They will provide stability, and look aesthetically great.
It is imperative that you provide the proper care for your implant supported dentures. Your implant dentist will instruct you on the steps needed to maintain your new dentures. You have made a great investment so follow the guidelines issued to protect it.
Clean your dentures as instructed, and visit Hulen Crossing Family Dental regularly to make sure everything stays in proper working order. Keep in mind that your oral health is important to help maintain great overall health.