At Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, we offer tooth replacement for the 21st century. Not everything was better back in the “good old days.” Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and have certainly improved the lives of thousands of people who have lost many or all of their teeth.
However, Grandpa’s traditional false teeth are not the best tooth replacement. Traditional dentures can stop many important mouth functions: chewing, tasting, swallowing, talking, and smiling.
Dentures have evolved!
Implant-anchored or implant-supported dentures are far superior than old-school dentures for many patients. So much better, in fact, that there really should be another term for this advanced tooth replacement system – a term that doesn’t include the word “denture.” (If you can think of a good name, let us know.)
There are two types of implant anchored dentures; removable and permanent. No adhesive is required for either system.
- With the permanent type, screw retentions are anchored in the jaw to serve as attachment points for the denture. Permanent implant-supported dentures are very stable. Moreover, they are usually less expensive than replacing each missing tooth with an implant. (The cost varies depending on the number of implants necessary and other factors.) Screw retentions require enough bone thickness to allow the implant to securely mesh with the existing bone. Unfortunately, some patients who have been missing teeth for a long period of time have experienced bone recession. For patients who lack the necessary amount of bone, mini-implants may be an alternative.
- Removable implant anchored dentures have a locator attachment which allows the wearer to snap the appliance in place. Some patients prefer this type because they can remove them at night for cleaning. Countless patients who have traded in their traditional dentures report that their implant anchored dentures have significantly improved their life.
The benefits of implant-supported dentures include:
- Increased comfort
- Natural appearance
- Normal tooth function
- Improved stability
- Better bone retention
- Denture relines not necessary
- Minimal gum irritation
- No denture adhesive required
Getting implants from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia will make you smile with a real toothy grin. We offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, as well as family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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