Dental implants offer more support for your dentures
October 15, 2019
When you think about how tooth loss impacts one’s daily life, you often think of full dentures becoming a troublesome solution. Full dentures, or “cosmetic dentures,” are restorations used to replace an entire arch of teeth. However, patients who have them may experience other problems and complications. Full dentures can slip and irritate the gum tissues, causing discomfort and infections. They may also fall out of place at inopportune times, such as social situations that can result in embarrassment. However, by using dental implants, patients can now provide a proper foundation for their full dentures and speak, eat, and smile with confidence. These dentures, known as implant-retained dentures, are available with the team at Ralph Avenue Dental Care in Brooklyn, NY.
What is an implant-retained denture?
Dentures are made with false gum tissue and fake teeth fabricated using high-quality acrylics. While many patients keep them in place with denture adhesives, they may sometimes change in fit and function. Instead, patients who are uneasy about their full dentures can ask the team at Ralph Avenue Dental Care about the placement of dental implants to hold their dentures in place. The dentures are made to snap in place to titanium posts affixed during oral surgery. These implants use the bone of the jaw as the foundation for their placement, ensuring they are solid and reliable. The denture prosthetic is then held firmly in place and patients no longer have to worry about their false teeth.
Do I qualify for implant-retained dentures?
Traditional dentures can cause patients to experience bone resorption, which is the shrinking of bone due to tooth loss. With dental implants, it is critical that patients have enough bone of the jaw to hold the implant in place successfully. If patients are not considered candidates for implant-retained dentures because of bone loss, they can ask their dental team about bone grafting to build up the jaw and prepare it for the placement of implants.
Speak to a professional today about implant-retained dentures
If your traditional full dentures have been problematic, it may be time to talk to a dentist about implant-retained dentures as an alternative. Our providers at Ralph Avenue Dental Care in Brooklyn, NY educate patients on the benefits of this and other tooth replacement alternatives available. Call (718) 531-0300 today to schedule your appointment.