What are dental implant supported dentures?
Lots of people wear dentures. However, almost all denture wearers tolerate dentures. No denture wearer would say that their dentures are as good as teeth. Dental implants can help! A dental implant is used to replace a single tooth or many teeth that have been lost. They provide a function in the same way that natural teeth would. In the case of dental implant supported dentures, the dental implant fixtures act as anchors to improve the stability and retention of the dentures.
The standard of care
In fact, two implants to support a lower denture is talked of as being the standard level of care for someone with no lower teeth. Anything else is substandard dentistry!
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant fixture is a titanium screw – it acts a bit like a raw plug that you would use in a wall. The fixture serves as the replacement for the tooth root which is missing. The dental implant fixture inserts into your jawbone, and then a small screw inserts into it. As a result, a crown, bridge or denture can attach painlessly over it.
What are the benefits of dental implant supported dentures?
Nobody wants bridges, dentures or dental implants, they want teeth! Implant retained dentures have many benefits over and above traditional dentures.
The denture fixes to you via the implants. Hence, you will not need to worry about it falling out or the discomfort of removable dentures.
Dental implants negate having to remove dentures on a daily basis, as well as fiddling with glue to hold your dentures in place.
You can eat your favourite food as you would do with normal teeth and therefore, not have to worry about dental implant supported dentures making chewing difficult.
Reduced bone loss
Dental implants stimulate the bone they are in, consequently, slowing the process of bone shrinking.
They are very durable and offer you another chance to have fixed teeth!
Allowing you to smile again which, as a result, will make you feel happier.
Looking for an implant dentist in Tettenhall or Wolverhampton? Which dentist do I go to?
Come and see us here at Rock House Dental Practice! Dr Nandra is highly qualified and experienced in the field of dental implant dentistry, and will ensure that the solution provided for you is the right one for you.
If you cannot come and see us, then talk to your normal dentist. You may find that they provide dental implants.
Whoever you choose, ensure that they have the correct training for dental implants. Find out what training they have done, and where. Ask them how long they have been placing implants for, and also talk to them about their success rates. Ask the surgeon what implant system they use. There are hundreds of dental implant systems available, but my advice would be to ensure that you choose to have one of the long-standing and reputable brands.
Contact us now on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more!