Edentulous patients often search for affordable dentures that offer a comfortable fit and good functionality at the same time. Implant-supported dentures fit the bill.
Dentures alone often leave patients feeling like they have an incomplete solution. The appliances tend to lose their fit over time, and they require unpleasant tasting adhesives. Conventional dentures don’t come anywhere near replicating the chewing function of the missing teeth.
Using dental implants to secure the denture gives patients better peace of mind for a number of reasons. The denture stays in place, which is a huge benefit, and it is more effective at chewing. Implant-supported dentures also tend to have a more lifelike appearance.
An oral surgeon can insert the implants into the jaw in an outpatient procedure completed in a matter of hours. Depending on the case, some patients may leave that appointment with a complete replacement arch of teeth, as well.
The dental implants are made of titanium, which allows them to fuse into the jaw. This process, known as osseointegration, allows the implants to secure the denture in the same way that a tooth’s root serves as an anchor.
Furthermore, the implant’s structure also helps to stabilize the jawbone. When the teeth’s roots are absent, the jawbone naturally wears away, which leads to the phenomenon of dentures losing their fit.
Dental implants do require a sufficient amount of bone to integrate successfully, but even patients who have worn dentures for many years and have significant bone loss as a result may still be eligible for implant-supported dentures. An approach known as All-on-4 places four implants toward the front of the jaw, where the bone erodes more slowly. Those four implants then can support an entire denture.
Patients who choose implant-supported dentures can rest assured that the appliances will stay put. This can ease the mind when facing a public appearance or a special private moment. Talk to our skilled and dedicated team at EverSmile to see if you can take advantage of this treatment method. Call 214-234-9143 to schedule your professional consultation today.