If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, implant supported dentures might be the perfect solution for your tooth loss. This tooth replacement method involves stabilizing custom dentures to dental implants. Implant supported dentures support the entire oral health system, improve oral function, and look incredibly natural.
Our oral surgeons provide dental implants and implant supported dentures to patients in our area.
How Implant Supported Dentures Work
Implant supported dentures involve anchoring a full arch of prosthetic teeth to a series of dental implants placed throughout the jaw. Dental implants are titanium prosthetics used to replace the roots of teeth. They are shaped like cylinders and feature a ridged texture. One end is tapered and the other has an abutment to which prosthetics are attached.
Improved Oral Function
Implant supported dentures improve oral function. Since dental implants stabilize dentures, they can withstand more biting forces than unsupported dentures. This makes it possible for patients with dentures to eat tough and chewy foods.
Improved Bone Health
Tooth loss leads to bone loss in the jaw. Bone, lacking stimulation without the roots of teeth, will atrophy. Fortunately, dental implants keep the bone active, which allows patients to retain as much bone as possible.
A Natural Aesthetic
Anchoring a set of custom dentures to the jawbone helps maintain a natural looking aesthetic. This is because dentures will rest in place where they should be, instead of sliding around when eating or speaking.
Since the forces of oral function are thrust entirely upon the gums, sore spots are a common problem associated with unsupported dentures. With dentures supported by dental implants, patients enjoy increased comfort. This is because dental implants evenly disperse the weight associated with oral function throughout the jaw.
Implant supported dentures can change your life. They offer a long lasting and comfortable alternative to traditional dentures.
Our oral surgeons are experts at implant dentistry. If you have questions about your tooth replacement options, call Permian Basin Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center today to reserve a consultation.