Dental Implants to Stabilize Dentures
Dental implants are metal posts, or artificial tooth roots, that are placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge or to stabilize a denture.
Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth, making it more comfortable when eating and speaking.
Dental implants allow us to eat, speak, smile and live with confidence. The secure fit of a dental implant also helps the dentures and bridges feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures. For some people, dentures alone are simply not comfortable or even possible, due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging.
To receive implants for denture stabilization, you need to have healthy gums and sufficient bone to support the dental implant. You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Regular dental visits and maintaining proper hygiene at home are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
If your dentures are loose, dental implants may be used to secure dentures. Call 941.753.1432 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hernandez today.
Benefits of Dental Implants to Stabilize Dentures:
- State-of-the-art tooth replacement. Dental Implants are a long-lasting investment.
- Dental Implants preserve the amount and quality of bone.
- Implants paired with a denture provide a proper fitting solution that maintains healthy bone.
- Provides firm support of facial structures. (Jaw, lips and cheeks) to maintain a more youthful appearance.
- Dental implants are strong and stable – keeps denture securely in place.
- With dental implants, there is no need for denture creams or adhesives.
- Functions most like your own teeth so you can eat foods you like.
Are you a candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures?
Before any work is done, you will visit with Dr. Hernandez, owner and director of Parkwood Dental, who has advanced training in the placement and restoration of implants. Dr. Hernandez will help you determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.
During the exam, Dr. Hernandez will review your medical and dental histories, take necessary X-rays and digital images and create impressions of your teeth and gums so that models can be made. In some cases, we may order a computed tomography, or CT scan, of your mouth to see how much bone is available and to determine the best locations for the implants.
If you do not have a complete denture to replace your missing teeth, we will make you a temporary one. You will use this temporary denture until the new implant-supported denture is placed. By making this temporary denture, we will be able to determine the best position for the teeth in the final denture.
Once the temporary denture is finished, Dr. Hernandez will use a copy of it as a guide to help place the implants in the proper positions. Holes will be drilled in the temporary denture so that we can see where the implants should be placed.
What You Can Expect From Your Implant-Supported Denture?
Your implant-supported denture will be more stable than a regular denture. You will find it easier to talk and you won’t have to worry about the denture shifting, becoming loose or even falling out of your mouth. You generally will be able to eat foods you could not eat before.
Dental implants can improve a patient’s quality of life and help you live without compromise. Patients with dental implants tend to eat better and seem to be healthier with denture stabilization.