Do you need dentures but fear that they will be uncomfortable and limiting? Perhaps you already wear dentures and you’re disappointed in the way they fit and perform. Edentulous patients have hope for comfortable oral function and a beautiful appearance with dentures supported by dental implants. Our oral surgeon is experienced in providing implant dentistry services including implant supported dentures.

Fixing dentures to dental implants improves their stability so that you can eat and speak with confidence. The days of worrying about your prosthetics moving during meals or dealing with messy adhesives are eliminated when dentures are anchored to implants.

The Facts on Dental Implants

Dental implants are biocompatible replacements for the roots of teeth. Constructed from titanium, these prosthetics are embedded directly into the jawbone. Once they are stabilized by bone fusing to their metal components, implants can be used to support restorations and prosthetics including dental crowns and full dentures.

When it comes to supporting dentures, implants act as anchors. They will hold dentures in place and increase the force a person can exert to comfortably chew food.

Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures

Compared to conventional dentures, implant supported prosthetics offer a number of unique benefits to edentulous patients. First, it’s important to understand that tooth loss has far-reaching effects. When the roots of teeth are missing, the bone in the jaw will deteriorate from a lack of stimulation. Bone deterioration affects one’s oral function and his or her appearance. Fortunately, implants keep bone active so that deterioration is less of a threat.

On top of protecting bone health, implants will help keep dentures in place during meals and when speaking. This means that people with implant supported dentures enjoy more variety in their diet than those with unsupported prosthetics.

Implant supported dentures are also low maintenance. They are cared for quite similarly to natural teeth with brushing. They do not need to be soaked overnight in cleansing solutions either.

If you have questions about implant dentistry, call Permian Basin Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center to reserve a consultation with our oral surgeon.

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