Implanted Supported Dentures
A Functional And Happy Smile
There are certain circumstances where the removal of some or all teeth are required. At teamPerio we offer multiple denture options based upon the individual. On a case-by-case basis, we are able to evaluate the patient and find a solution that is best fit for them. If you feel you are in need of dentures, call us today: Redding 530.241.3302 or Reno 775.447.1191 to request an appointment online and let us help get you on your way to a smooth transition to a more functional happy smile.
Within 6 months of starting to wear a denture, you will have already lost about 40% of your jawbone structure.
If you have worn a denture for a few years, you already know about bone loss. The reason your denture doesn't fit like it did a year ago, is that you don't have the same jawbone structure to support it. If you wear a partial denture, beware that you will have the same problem with bone loss.
A dental implant is the logical choice to help stop bone loss, however, once the jaw bone structure is lost, your options become limited.
Things to Consider About Dentures
Adjustments & Re-fitting & Replacement
Throughout your lifetime, dentures will need to be replaced and adjusted which can become time consuming and expensive. It is a simple fact that dentures start to become loose and can break through normal activities such as talking, eating, etc. If a denture arch breaks, it may be possible to repair but in some cases it will need to be replaced entirely.
Bone Resorption (degeneration)
If you do not replace tooth roots, the bone where the tooth roots used to be will start to degenerate and shrink. This not only means you'll need to get your dentures re-adjusted but it also means dental implants become less and less of a future option to replace teeth due to the amount of bone required to place the implant.
Full arch dentures take up more space in the mouth than your normal teeth. Because of this, there is an adjustment period of time where you may notice difficulty in pronouncing certain words or talking in general. As dentures get re-adjusted and re-fitted, you may notice a difference in pronunciation and will have to make minor speech adjustments again.
Bulky & Uncomfortable
Dentures are typically not associated with comfort and although today's technology has made wearing full arch dentures more manageable, as you speak and chew, dentures exert their forces onto the gum bed below and tend to cause soreness to these sensitive tissues. Additionally, the bulk of having a denture in your mouth can be cumbersome.
What are the benefits of using dental implants to secure a denture?
Stabilize Your Existing Dentures
An excellent solution for patients who have lost all of their upper or lower teeth and need a full set of permanent teeth.
Implant Supported Dentures
This implant technique, is the optimal solution for those who have lost or are about to lose all of their upper and/or lower teeth. It's a procedure that comes closest to having a new set of permanent teeth.