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How Dental Implants Can Improve Your Denture
It’s common to solve problems with trusted solutions. Tooth loss, for example, is often solved with dentures.
But what happens when your denture begins to experience problems?
If you’re a denture fan, an implant-supported denture could be a solution.
What’s the problem with dentures?
The most frequent complaint about dentures is movement. Over time your denture(s) can slip and move during wear.
That ongoing movement can erode your essential gum and bone tissue. You can also experience jawbone atrophy when wearing dentures. These complications can require having your denture routinely refitted, relined, or replaced.
Healthy teeth rely on strong tooth roots. The loss of a tooth includes loss of your supportive root.
Dentures are effective for tooth replacement. But they lack root support to keep them in place without movement.
A loose or poorly fitting denture is a clear signal that additional treatment is necessary. Delay can increase your problems and eventually impact your oral health.
How an implant-supported denture solves common denture problems
By design dental implants provide security. An implant creates a new tooth root as it adapts to your bone and gum tissue.
Dental implants also provide you an advantage if you prefer to wear dentures following tooth loss. Each implant creates an anchor point to secure your denture on the surface of your jawbone.
An implant-supported denture is a secure tooth replacement solution. Envision a four-legged table. Each leg supports the tabletop in much the same way that each implant supports your denture.
Typically four single implants are placed at strategic locations in your upper and/or lower jaw. As they adapt to your bone tissue they enable your tissue to stay healthy and not erode (as is common with dentures alone).
The support of dental implants increases the strength and overall function of your denture. Tooth replacement with an implant-supported denture provides less slipping and movement as you eat, chew, and smile.
Contact your St. Petersburg cosmetic dentistry specialist, Roberto Macedo, DDS, MS, PhD. about your tooth loss or problems associated with your denture. Schedule a consultation and examination to discuss improving your denture and restoring your tooth function with an implant-supported denture.