The beautiful smile of your youth doesn’t have to be a memory thanks to innovations in dental implants and dentures.
Usually, dental implants have been an option to replace just one or two missing teeth. But now, implants are becoming the anchor for a permanent row of replacement teeth as an alternative to removable dentures.
One of our dentists can give you a complete set of natural-looking teeth that attach to two, four or six well-placed implants that would give you a durable solution to a longtime issue. This new trend in treatment is called an implant-supported denture or an implant-supported bridge.
To learn if a permanent denture is an option for you, call the Towncare Dental office closest to you. After your appointment, these questions will be answered:
- Will a permanent denture work for me?
- How long will it take to get my smile back?
- How can I fit the cost into my monthly budget?
What is the Difference Between a Removable Denture and an Implant-Supported Denture?
A traditional denture is a row of false teeth on a base that rests on top of your gums. The muscles in your mouth and face, plus denture adhesive, help keep the appliance in place, though it may take some getting used to. Wearers complain dentures can slip if you open your mouth too wide as you eat, laugh or sing. And don’t forget to make time in your nightly routine for removing and cleaning a traditional denture.
A permanent implant denture allows you wake up every morning with a great smile; no pausing to put your teeth in before breakfast. Our implant-trained dentists will determine the placement of two to six dental implants in your jaw where they will fuse with the bone to create a stable base. A denture connects to the dental implants, giving you a set of natural-looking teeth that won’t slip or slide or need to soak overnight in a glass.
What Are the Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures?
During your first visit, our team will discuss the benefits to you of getting an implant-supported denture. Here are a few of the reasons why others are making this choice:
- Their permanence.
- An implant-supported top denture does not need a piece along the roof of the mouth which traditional dentures require.
- Implant-supported dentures are non-slip and provide denture stabilization.
- No need for sticky denture adhesive.
- The risk of dropping and damaging them disappears.
- Implants prevent bone loss as they act as natural tooth roots.
- With less bone loss, your appearance benefits because there will be less gum shrinkage and less premature wrinkling around your mouth.
- Free to eat, laugh and sing without fear.
Of course, the biggest advantage of permanent dentures is the boost to your self-confidence, plus a more youthful smile.
What Are the Different Types of Implant-Supported Dentures?
You will be asked to consider two types of implant-supported dentures, also called overdentures, that latch to implants. A “permanent” overdenture is just that – permanently fastened in your mouth and brushed daily like your natural teeth.
The removable overdenture snaps in and out from the implants for daily cleaning, which remain embedded in the jawbone. This removal denture may be a more affordable option.
Please talk with our dentist to determine which overdenture meets your needs.
Schedule a Consultation with our Implant Dentist Today
If you’re struggling now with slip ‘n’ slide dentures or considering your first set of replacement teeth, you aren’t alone. More than 23 million Americans are wrestling with the decision of dentures or an implant-supported denture procedure.
Call our office today at to schedule a consultation. Our skilled staff is ready to restore your smile, help you sing with gusto and eat without fear.