Find out how you can combat tooth loss for good with this lifelong dental solution.
Are you missing all of your natural teeth? If so, you aren’t alone. If you’ve been struggling with dentures for a while now and you’re tired of dentures moving around while you eat or making noise when you talk, then you may be looking for a better option to give you a healthy, new smile. Have you heard of dental implants? If not, then it’s time you find out how your dentures could become more stable with the support of dental implants.
What are implant-supported dentures?
Instead of using adhesives to hold full dentures in place, if you are looking for a more stable and permanent way to keep dentures from moving around, then you can opt for implant-supported dentures. Implants, which are surgically placed into the jawbone, become fixed and permanent structures from which to hold dental work like bridges and dentures.
What are the advantages of getting implant-supported dentures?
Getting dental implants to support your dentures offers a variety of benefits for our Fort Worth patients. Besides the fact that you’ll get a smile that both looks and functions more like real teeth, the implants are designed to last a lifetime, so you won’t have to deal with repairs and adjustments as you would with bridges or traditional dentures.
Furthermore, if you’re tired of dentures slipping and moving around on you then you’ll be happy to hear that implants offer denture-wearers better comfort and security when they wear their dentures. So now you don’t have to worry about your dental work going anywhere.
Also, since the implants replace the missing tooth roots, your jawbone is preserved. This is something that traditional dentures alone can’t protect; however, implants keep the bone healthy and prevent it from deteriorating.
How are dental implants placed?
Dental implants look similar to screws and they are placed into a drilled hole in the jaw. Over the course of several months, the implants and the bone will begin to fuse together, offering a permanent foundation from which to hold your dentures. While the healing process is occurring, temporary dental work will be worn over the implants.
Once this phase is over, we will uncover the implants and attach extenders, also known as abutments. These connectors will then attach your full dentures permanently to the implants.
If you are interested in finding out whether you could benefit from implant-supported dentures, then schedule a consultation today with your Fort Worth dentist, Dr. William Ralstin, DDS.