How dental implants can be used with dentures for optimum stability and functionality
- Posted on: Oct 15 2020
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While tooth loss can be devastating to the appearance of the smile, leaving unwanted gaps between teeth, it can also impact the function of the natural smile as well. Less teeth means more difficult chewing efficiently and speaking clearly. And when patients are missing all the teeth in the dental arch, they may not be excited about the option of a full denture. Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt understands the difficulty in choosing the right tooth replacement solution, and strongly encourage patients of Simi Valley, California to ask about implant-retained dentures for a life-changing experience!
What are dental implants?
First, it’s helpful to understand how dental implants work. Dental implants are posts of titanium metal that can replace a natural tooth root. They are placed by the dentist into the bone of the jaw during oral surgery. The implant stimulates bone growth through osseointegration, which allows the jawbone to wrap around the implant and hold it firmly in place. Many patients get dental implants to replace a single tooth, covering the exposed abutment with a dental crown. But in the case of replacing a full arch of teeth, dental implants can provide the proper foundation for a full denture.
Implant-retained dentures—how do they work?
Patients who want to replace all their teeth in the dental arch can utilize an option called implant-retained dentures. The dentist places three to four dental implants along the dental arch. Then, a minimalized, conservative denture that does not include false gums or cover the palette is snapped into place using the implants as a foundation. The result? Stable dentures that do not require dental adhesives, and provide the best in function and freedom for the patient.
Find out more about dental implants
Do you live in Simi Valley, California? Are you considering the benefits of using implant-retained dentures to restore the function and appearance of your smile? Are you ready to work with a dental provider who is here to help you achieve the best possible version of yourself? Now is the time to call the office of Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt at (805) 584-1194 and schedule an appointment at 2720 Cochran Street, Suite #2B.
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