Not Feeling Satisfied with Your Dentures? Find out How Implants Can Help.
Getting dentures can certainly be a fast and easy approaching to getting your smile back on track after tooth loss. Of course, many people assume that they will feel and function just like real teeth, so it can be a little disappointing to find that sometimes dentures will move and shift around in the mouth when chewing and speaking. Fortunately, our dentists Dr. William Ralstin and Dr. Lindsey Horwedel of Fort Worth, TX, offer another way to maintain the beautiful dentures you have while also keeping them firmly in place. The answer is found in dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Implants are metal posts that are designed to replace tooth roots. In order to replace the roots of your missing tooth, the implant will have to be placed into the jawbone to provide a foundation from which the false tooth or teeth are supported. While a single implant is designed to replace a single missing tooth, several implants can also be placed to support dentures.
How Do Dental Implant Work with My Dentures?
Dental implants can be a great solution for current denture wearers and also those patients who are considering getting dentures but are worried about common issues that often arise with traditional dentures. Since the implants are placed into the jawbone and become a permanent fixture, they can easily stabilize and support your false teeth so that they won’t move around.
Several implants are placed along the arches of the jawbone (usually in the lower jaw) and from there, the dentures can be fastened to the top. After this, you won’t have to worry about needing adhesives to keep your dentures in place. Your teeth won’t be going anywhere, allowing you to eat whatever you choose and to speak confidently once again.
Are Implant-Supported Dentures Right for Me?
Implant-supported dentures can be a great option for people who have significant tooth loss but have a strong, healthy jawbone that is able to support a dental implant. We know that there are denture wearers out there who find that their dentures shift or move around when speaking or chewing, which is a major challenge. Our Fort Worth, TX, restorative dentists understand this, which is why you may want to discuss with us whether dental implants are the right way to keep your dentures in place.
No matter if you are dealing with tooth loss or you are currently unsatisfied with your dentures, if you are interested in finding out more about getting implant-supported dentures in Fort Worth, TX, then call our office today at (817) 926-8700 for a consultation.