Deciding how to replace your missing teeth is a major decision. In fact, choosing the wrong option can greatly impact your quality of life and even compromise your oral health. Dentures are an excellent way to replace a full row of missing teeth, but there are many styles and options to choose from.
It is true that dentures have come a long way in the past decades. They can look very natural and be customized for a comfortable fit. However, there is only one way to guarantee you are not worrying about your dentures coming out of place while you speak and eat. Dentures that are supported with dental implants are a leading solution among those who want to restore their smile with a cost-effective yet secure option in tooth replacement.
How it Works?
Dental implants have been a game-changer for tooth replacement. With its titanium post that is surgically placed into your jawbone, you gain the benefits of replacing both the tooth and the tooth root. Dental implants do require sufficient jawbone structure to be successful. Therefore, it is important to have the density and height of your bone evaluated before proceeding. Many patients who have been wearing traditional dentures for a long time will likely find a reduction in jawbone volume. This is due to the fact that your jawbone is no longer stimulated with a tooth root, so the bone atrophies over time. Bone grafting is commonly used to restore the jawbone for dental implants.
Depending on your specific case and whether or not you have upper dentures or lower dentures, you may only need 2 to 4 dental implants to secure your dentures. Don’t worry, if you still like the idea of being able to remove your dentures, you can choose an option to “snap on” your dentures to your dental implants. Otherwise, you may elect to secure your dentures permanently.
There are some profound benefits to stabilizing your dentures with dental implants, including the following:
- Better security
- Improved confidence
- Dietary Freedom
- Prevention of Jawbone Loss
If you are currently unhappy with your dentures, it is never too late to invest in a better option. Countless patients choose to upgrade their current dentures with a set of dental implants so that they can eat, laugh and speak with confidence. At Hollon Dental, we provide complete implant dentistry and offer the latest denture styles. You’ll have every opportunity to achieve the smile you deserve after missing teeth!