If you’ve suffered from total tooth loss, one of the best treatment options to help you reclaim your oral function and restore your appearance are implant supported dentures. This treatment method is lifelike, low-maintenance, and comfortable. If you’ve experienced tooth loss, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our prosthodontist to determine if implant supported dentures meet your needs.
What do dentures with dental implants look like?
Today’s dentures aren’t like your grandparents’. They are made with state-of-the-art technology for a perfect fit and a natural aesthetic.
Dentures are made from a combination of lifelike materials such as porcelain and custom-tinted acrylics. Porcelain is an ideal replacement for natural teeth because it comes in an array of white shades and has a luster that reflects light the way biological teeth do. Tinted acrylics are used for the bases of dentures to lend a seamless transition between the gingiva and one’s prosthetic teeth. Dental implants are made of metal but they are not visible because they’re embedded into the jaw.
What makes implant supported dentures special?
Conventional replacement teeth like unsupported dentures and bridges only address the loss of teeth’s visible structures. Dentures supported by dental implants, however, replace the loss of the roots of teeth. By using small titanium prosthetics embedded into the jaw, implant supported dentures have a support system that mimics the function of the root systems of teeth.
Those who wear dentures supported by dental implants enjoy far more stability than conventional dentures. This makes it possible for edentulous patients to have well-rounded diets and more comfortable oral function. Stabilizing dentures with dental implants also prevents bone atrophy in the jaw – a common side effect of tooth loss. Preserving bone is important for ideal oral function and maintaining a youthful appearance.
Implant supported dentures can make it possible to enjoy food and feel confident after tooth loss. Give our team at Dakota Prosthodontics and Implant Center a call today to reserve a consultation.