Tooth Replacement For The 21st Century

Tooth Replacement For The 21st Century

Posted by ARDEN DENTAL CARE on Apr 29 2016, 11:01 AM

Tooth Replacement For The 21st Century

Thanks to modern dental technology, there are now several convenient options for tooth replacement you can choose from. Previously, the only options for replacing missing teeth were the traditional dentures that had their limitations. Dentures were difficult to wear as they often slipped out and even made it challenging to speak or eat.

Patients can now choose innovative implant-supported dentures. These dentures give you the feel of natural teeth and restore your oral functions and confidence to smile.

What Is an Implant-Supported Denture?

An implant-supported denture is an overdenture that is anchored by implant studs. These dentures are held in place by implants, unlike the conventional ones that rest on the gums. 

Implant-supported dentures have attachments that snap onto the implants and can be used for both the upper and lower jaw.

Implant-supported dentures are recommended for patients who have sufficient bone density to undergo the implant process. 

Candidates for Implant-Supported Dentures

Patients wishing to get implant-supported dentures must have sufficient jawbone density and healthy gums to support the implant. Implants are made of non-toxic materials like titanium which is entirely safe. These durable tooth replacements can last a lifetime and are easy to clean and maintain. 

Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

  • They function more like natural teeth
  • They help preserve the gum tissue and bone
  • They significantly improve your ability to bite and chew 
  • They are durable and eliminate the need for messy adhesives
  • They are easy to clean and maintain

The Implant-Supported Denture Process

The entire process of getting implant-supported dentures can take several months. During the first step, the implant screws are surgically placed in strategic locations into the jawbone and allowed to fuse for about three to six months. After that, a connecting piece called an abutment is placed on the implant. Finally, a metal bar is secured on the abutment, and the denture framework and prosthetic teeth are tested. 

If everything fits, the artificial teeth are permanently attached in position, and bar or ball attachments are added to keep the frame securely fastened to your implants. 

To learn more about modern tooth replacement options, visit Arden Dental Care at 1832 Avondale Ave Ste 1, Sacramento, CA 95825, or call us at (916) 481-2001.

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