Full dentures have long been the only solution for people who have lost all their teeth, while partial dentures were the go-to fix for people missing some of their teeth.
Today, dental implants and other advances in dentistry have brought dentures into the modern era. With implant-supported dentures, you can restore your smile (even if you’re missing all of your teeth) without the pains and problems associated with traditional dentures.
Keep reading to find out more about this exciting new treatment.
The Problem with Traditional Dentures
For decades, traditional dentures may have been the go-to treatment for missing teeth, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t without problems.
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, there are definite disadvantages to dentures, including:
- An awkward, loose, or painful fit
- A less natural look
- Difficulty chewing food (and notorious for coming loose when you eat certain foods)
- Negatively affecting the taste of food
- Impaired speech
When you consider the very problems caused by missing teeth that traditional dentures are meant to correct – bone loss, a changed facial structure, difficulty chewing food, speech difficulties – dentures begin to seem like a less attractive option.
That doesn’t mean that dentures are a complete wash, however. Implant-secured dentures are a new, modern, and totally fantastic treatment option that put an entirely new spin on treatment with traditional dentures.
Implant-supported Dentures: A New Treatment Option for Missing Teeth
There are several types of implant-supported dentures (I’ll write more about the most common types in future posts), and they come countless benefits for patients missing some or all of their teeth.
Some of these benefits include:
- Reliability (because implant-supported dentures are permanently fixed, making them more secure than traditional dentures)
- Zero difficulty chewing food, and little to no impact on the taste of food
- Restored speech and facial structure
- Natural-looking teeth (not to mention the fact that your new teeth can help prevent bone deterioration and further tooth loss)
- Renewed confidence in yourself, and your smile
Find Out More About Implant-Supported Dentures
If you’d like to find out more about implant-supported denture options for your missing teeth, schedule a consult with me today. You’ll get the chance to meet my team and me, and get acquainted and comfortable with our office.
If necessary, we’ll do radiographic images along with your medical and dental history review, and we’ll walk you through your treatment options and the best procedure for your needs.
We’ll also help you understand your financial options so that you don’t forgo the important treatment you need for fear that cost may be a burden.
Although you may need more than one placement visit (depending on your treatment plan), you’ll likely have new teeth at the end of your first scheduled procedure.
In future posts, I’ll outline the steps associated with the most common implant-supported denture treatment.