When you are missing, or are at risk of losing, all of the upper or lower teeth, a set of dentures can be life-saving. Still, there are many drawbacks to traditional dentures. By design, dentures are customized, molded, and shaped to fit over your gums. Your dentist uses impression material to make molds that document the shape and size of your mouth.
Denture wearers can expect to enjoy some significant benefits from their new combination of dentures and implants.
Unfortunately, with tooth loss, the shape and size of your mouth will change. Your once snuggly fitting dentures will begin to lose stability. Slipping, sliding, and irritation are inevitable in the life of a denture wearer. Denture pastes and denture relines quickly become an inconvenient reality.
Thanks to significant advances in implant dentistry, your oral surgeon can use dental implants in Irving TX 75063 to bring stability to your denture experience.
Missing tooth roots are the primary cause for the change in the way that your traditional denture fits. Without tooth roots, bone loss can occur. Dental implants, acting as artificial tooth roots, help to preserve your bone structure. Your oral surgeon will strategically place a series of implants to provide balanced stimulation to the jaw bone.
When the implants are in place, your denture can be attached to them for maximum support. Essentially, the implants anchor the denture in place and prevent it from relying on your gums for stability.
According to your needs, your oral surgeon may design an implant-retained denture that is permanently connected, or an implant retained overdenture that is removable.
Denture wearers can expect to enjoy some significant benefits from their new combination of dentures and implants. An immediate improvement in chewing efficiency and comfort will be noticed. Most patients can begin enjoying a normal diet on the very day that the implants are placed. Patients will also begin to realize a greater level of self-confidence and pride in their smile. Most of all, implants provide a way to prevent damage and destruction to your jaw bone, and ultimately preserve your outward appearance.
If you are interested in obtaining a new smile with cutting-edge implant and denture technology, call Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery at 972-401-8301 for your appointment today.