Using implants for better retention of full dentures in the smile
Do you feel self-conscious about your full dentures for fear they may fall out at an inopportune time? Do you struggle with rubbing and discomfort with your dentures, even after your dentist continually adjusts them? If you are interested in a more stable and reliable option for replacing all your missing teeth, ask Dr. Beth Skovron and her team at Heritage Dental in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, about the benefits of implant-retained dentures.
What are implant-supported dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are a unique type of denture that is held in place by four or more dental implants. This form of denture helps to provide a more secure and stable fit compared to traditional removable dentures, as the implant posts act like anchors to keep them firmly in place.
What are the advantages of implant-retained dentures?
With implant-retained dentures, you no longer have to worry about slippage or shifting while eating or speaking, allowing you to feel confident to enjoy your activities every day without any worries. Additionally, these dentures help preserve bone loss in the jaw, which occurs with other types of false teeth, including partial dentures and bridges. These appliances also look much more natural than traditional removable dentures, providing a beautiful smile that looks just like your natural teeth!
Who is a good candidate for implant-supported dentures?
The best candidates for implant-retained dentures treatment are those with substantial jawbone remaining after tooth loss. This ensures the implant placement is successful and reduces the risk of failure. Dental x-rays are used to determine if a patient is a good fit for implant-retained dentures or if other options may be suitable. Those serious about implants but with insufficient bone can ask about bone grafting to rebuild the area and to place implants later.
Ready to discuss your options for artificial teeth?
Whether you are considering traditional full dentures or are thinking about solutions such as implant-retained dentures, our team of professionals at Heritage Dental is here to assist you in making an educated decision on the right choice for your smile! If you live in Montgomeryville, PA, and want to make an appointment with Dr. Beth Skovron and her team, call the office at (215) 792-2227 to request a visit at 595 Bethlehem Pike, Suite #302.