Dentures are excellent solutions to replacing multiple lost teeth as they can restore your smile back to full function. Providing the most stability for dentures may be accomplished by wearing implant-supported dentures for long-lasting results. Unlike traditional dentures, they are anchored by dental implants in your jaw bone. This gives you unparalleled stability and avoids the worry that your dentures are going to shift loosely in the mouth when you eat, speak or chew.
As this kind of floating denture activity can be unnerving when you are around others, wearing implant-supported dentures can essentially give you both peace of mind and self-confidence. Best of all, they can be made to replace multiple or all of your teeth. So how exactly do implant-supported dentures work?
The implant post is a titanium screw that is installed in the jaw bone of a lost tooth or teeth. Functioning as a tooth root, this biocompatible post will hold your denture in place once the implant area heals and the bone fuses with the post. Next, your denture tooth replacement will fit snugly and comfortably onto the implant as a complete or partial denture. Depending on your needs, this may involve four to six dental implants on each denture.
The securely anchored denture tends to look and feel natural in your smile. It gives you stability and reassurance that your denture won’t move around when you are in the company of others. So, whether you are at work or socializing at public events, you can be assured that your smile will look your best!
If you are tired of loose-fitting dentures or want a dental restoration that you don’t have to think about (other than to clean like you would your own teeth), implant-supported dentures might be the right choice for you. To learn more, please reach out to our team. Don’t put off creating the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve!