Dental implants look and feel like a natural tooth and unlike dentures, are permanent. Dentures can often be uncomfortable and unstable requiring special maintenance outside of daily brushing, flossing and regular cleanings.
Dental implants can last for the rest of your life as long as you practice good oral hygiene, including regular dental examinations.
If you are ready to learn more about dental implants, give us a call for a complimentary consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures are attached to dental implants and used when you don’t have teeth, but still have enough bone in your jaw to support dental implants. As with regular dental implants, artificial teeth are attached to screws or posts that are made from titanium placed into your jawbone.
Complete dentures are removable and a viable replacement for missing teeth, however, complete dentures are not as natural looking as dental implants and will need to be replaced every ten years or so. If you gain or lose weight, you may also need to replace your dentures. Because complete dentures replace all of your teeth, the underlying bone will deteriorate resulting in bone loss and a collapsed smile.
Partial dentures are used to fill gaps left by missing teeth. Partial dentures rest on your gums and your abutment or surrounding natural teeth. Both partial and complete dentures make it difficult to enjoy certain foods.
With implant-supported dentures, you will have more confidence as they allow you to bite, chew, and speak naturally.
Permanent smile restoration with dental implants not only gives you peace of mind, but also boosts your confidence. Dental implants allow you to speak, eat, and smile without discomfort or pain.