Traditional dentures have long been used to replace missing teeth, but are prone to slipping out of place, potentially causing discomfort and embarrassment. In recent years, implant-supported dentures have become a popular, effective way to replace a row of missing or damaged teeth. These dentures offer a dependability and durability that is unmatched. Patients in the Greeley, CO, area can receive high-quality implant-supported dentures at Affordable Dental Clinics with Dr. Stephen Brown for a healthy bite and smile.
The method of keeping traditional dentures in place is not entirely reliable. Held over the gums using natural suction and special adhesives, traditional dentures can slip while the patient eats or speaks. This movement can contribute to oral health problems relating to inconsistent bite patterns, such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) or worn teeth. Traditional denture wearers may also be less likely to smile, laugh, or talk out of concern their prosthetics will move out of position.
Due to modern dental technology, dentures can be securely retained with dental implants. These are titanium posts implanted into the jawbone, which then fuse with the bone matter over a period of a few months. Dentures are attached to the post and are supported with the full strength of your jaw. The fusion of the post to the jawbone allows for a reliability and sturdiness that exceeds that of traditional dentures.
There are a number of attractive benefits to implant-supported dentures that contribute to their growing popularity. An implant system provides a lifelike feel and appearance to your dentures, giving you full confidence in going about your daily life. Implant dentures also prevent the breakdown of soft tissue that can result from ill-fitting traditional dentures.
With the right care, implant-supported dentures can last decades, if not a lifetime.
Caring for your implant-supported dentures is simple and straightforward. Patients can go about their typical daily brushing and flossing routine just as they would with real teeth. Finally, with the right care, implant-supported dentures can last decades, if not a lifetime.
There is an additional advantage to implant-supported dentures that truly makes this tooth replacement solution stand apart. Since the dental implant posts serve the purpose of a tooth root, they prevent jawbone deterioration. The jawbone will eventually atrophy if not stimulated by a tooth root. Jaw deterioration has cascading negative effects on oral health, such as causing teeth to shift and creating bite imbalances.
A deteriorating jawbone will also affect facial features. The lips may begin to pucker, the mouth may cave inward, and the cheeks are prone to collapsing. By acting as a tooth root, a dental implant provides the stimulation needed to avoid jawbone deterioration and related negative side effects.
Given these benefits , many patients conclude that implant-supported dentures are a good long-term investment in their health and happiness. If you are ready to discover how implant-supported dentures can enhance your daily life, contact us today. You can speak with a staff member by phone at (970) 353-6249 or contact us online.
I am very pleased with the service I received at Dr. Brown's office. All the people there are very nice and easy to work with. I would refer anyone to this office, I am very happy with my dental work done here.