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Advances in dental implants and dentures make it unnecessary for you to be embarrassed by your smile. Whether you are gap-toothed or in need of a full set of dentures, our skilled dentists at [GEIOD] have innovative ways to help, including using implants as an anchor for a row or more of replacement teeth.
If you’ve had a tooth extracted or lost one due to gum disease or other factors, you may have been given the option to replace it with a single dental implant. If you’ve suffered more significant tooth loss and are considering dentures, an implant-supported denture could be a permanent solution. Dentists are now able to attach a denture to a few well-placed implants to give you a new smile and renewed self-confidence.
To learn if this innovation is a good fit for you, call Naples Center for Cosmetic Dentistry today at (239) 206-4282 for an appointment. After your consultation, we’re sure you will have the answers you need, including: am I a good candidate for this procedure, how long will it take to get my improved smile and how can I fit this into my budget.
What is the Difference Between a Removable Denture and an Implant-Supported Denture?
The traditional denture is a row of artificial teeth affixed to a base that sits atop your gums. It is helped kept in place by denture adhesive and the muscles of your mouth, which works but is sometimes awkward. Occasionally, dentures can slide out of place, especially when you open your mouth wide while eating, laughing or even singing. And until you’ve grown accustomed to wearing them, dentures also can impede the way you pronounce some words. A traditional denture also must be removed nightly for cleaning and soaking.
An implant-supported denture doesn’t have these inconveniences — it is fixed permanently in your mouth and you brush it, just like natural teeth. Our dentist in Naples will determine the best placement for two or more dental implants into your jawbone where they fuse with the bone to provide a stable base. A denture then will permanently attach to the implant, giving you a bright, natural-looking smile.
An implant-supported denture is sometimes called an implant-supported bridge. That’s because a traditional top denture includes a piece that rests along the palate (roof) of the mouth to help provide stability. The row of teeth used with an implant-supported denture doesn’t have that piece. So technically, it’s more like a dental bridge than a denture. But most people still refer to it as a denture, since it’s a complete row of teeth.
What Are the Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures?
During your first appointment, our skilled team at Naples Center for Cosmetic Dentistry will discuss the advantages of an implant-supported denture. Here are a few reasons that may factor into your decision:
- They act like real teeth and are permanently affixed in your mouth.
- An implant-supported top denture does not have a piece that fits along the roof of the mouth, making it more comfortable than a removable denture.
- Implants provide denture stabilization, ensuring no slippage.
- No need to deal with messy denture adhesive.
- Zero risk they will be dropped or damaged.
- Dental implants act like natural tooth roots, preventing bone loss.
- And since there is less bone loss, there’s the likelihood of less premature wrinkling around your mouth.
- Implant-supported dentures make it easier to eat, speak clearly, and sing – with gusto!
Most importantly, they will make you feel great about your smile again and that boosts your self-esteem and your self-confidence.
What Are the Different Types of Implant-Supported Dentures?
There are two types of implant-supported dentures, also known as overdentures because the denture fits over the implants. The permanent overdenture works as it name says – it permanently fastens to the dental implants, always remaining in your mouth and treated and brushed like natural teeth.
A second type of overdenture is removable. While the implants are permanently embedded into your jawbone, the denture itself can be unfastened and taken out each night for cleaning.
Schedule a Consultation with our Implant Dentist Today
If you prefer a denture that won’t slip or slide, call our implant dentist in Naples today. More than 23 million Americans are missing some or all of their top or bottom teeth. And let’s face it, dealing with tooth loss isn’t easy. An implant-supported denture restores so much for you: an ability to eat your favorite foods, sing enthusiastically, and smile with confidence.
We want to help. Please call our office today at (239) 206-4282 to schedule your consultation.