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Can Attaching My Denture to Dental Implants Make a Difference?

July 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — longviewdentalcenter @ 12:06 am
Older man with implant dentures smiling outside

Have you been wearing dentures for a long time? If so, you probably already know the setbacks that can come with them, especially if you’ve had them for several years. While they are affordable and can be used to replace many teeth at a time, they can become not just uncomfortable to wear but embarrassing to use when they fall out unexpectedly. This is where implant dentures can be a dramatic improvement over your current restoration. Learn how they work and whether they are right for you from a dentist who’s been restoring smiles for years!

How Dental Implants Combine with Dentures

Rather than relying on the natural suction of your gums and shape of your mouth to keep your denture in place, instead it attaches to a series of dental implants surgically inserted into your jawbone. The denture essentially snaps on top of the dental implants through ball-sockets or a dedicated bar connecting all of the titanium posts together.

The implant denture you choose can be customized to be either permanent (i.e. can only be taken out by a dentist) or removable for easier at-home cleaning. You’ll have an opportunity to speak with the dentist directly about your preferences as well as your eligibility for treatment.

The Benefits of Implant Dentures

Implant dentures offer many benefits that you won’t find otherwise with traditional dentures. For example, your implant denture:

  • Remains far more stable and reliable than a traditional option
  • Ensures your jawbone retains its current shape and no longer deteriorates
  • Allows you to eat your favorite foods, including tough and chewy options
  • Promotes blood flow to your cheeks, helping you maintain a more youthful appearance
  • Removes the need for denture adhesives or similar products
  • Can last for 30+ years when properly taken care of

These are just some of the most notable benefits you can expect from your implant denture, which is why it’s a good idea to set up a consultation with a dentist directly to learn more.

Are Implant Dentures Right for You?

If you are missing most or all of your teeth (or you currently have a denture you aren’t happy with) then an implant denture might be the right solution for you. Of course, you’ll need to complete a detailed exam from a dentist to determine the state of your oral health as well as the condition of your jawbone tissue. These factors will directly determine your ability to receive dental implants.

The best way to know for sure if implant dentures are right for you is to schedule an appointment with a dentist. If you’re tired of your current denture and looking for a better solution to severe tooth loss, give them a call!

About the Author

Dr. George Stoddard greatly enjoys helping patients achieve healthy smiles, whether it’s through regular dental cleanings or comprehensive tooth replacements like implant dentures. He holds the expertise necessary to keep the entire implant process in-house, making your treatment all the more convenient. To schedule your first dental implant consultation, you can contact him through his website.

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