Adding Dental Implants to Your Dentures

adding dental implants to denturesTooth loss has always been a problem, and for centuries, dentures have helped people deal with it. These days, however, dentures can do much more for your dental health than ever before, especially when supported on a serious of innovative dental implants. Not only do the materials bear a remarkable resemblance to your natural smile, but the addition of dental implants allows your dentures to thoroughly replicate your natural teeth’s structures.

How Conventional Dentures Stand Up

Modern dentures come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Complete dentures can replace entire rows of teeth, while partial dentures can restore your smile when you’ve lost some, but not all, of your teeth. The replacement teeth are typically crafted from advanced dental porcelain, giving dentures a lifelike appearance that is nearly indistinguishable from your healthy, natural ones.

A full denture is held in place by a custom-made, gum-colored plastic base, which is secured to your gums using durable adhesives. Partial dentures, however, are designed to strategically fit around the teeth that remain, using discreet clasps as well as a custom-made base for support.

The Addition of Implant Dentures

Whether you need a full denture or a partial denture, your prosthesis will benefit greatly from the support of one or more dental implants. Made to mimic a tooth’s root, and shaped from biocompatible titanium, a dental implant essentially replaces the lost root(s), and offers similar support for your denture. Each implant is carefully placed into the jawbone, which then heals and bonds to the implants. After your jawbone has healed, your custom denture will be securely attached to the dental implants, like your natural teeth upon their roots.

The Benefits of Implant Dentures

The closer resemblance to your natural teeth that dental implants provide can be immediately felt in the more comfortable, more secure fit of your implant-supported dentures. While adhesives can lose their adhesion, and clasps can feel unnatural, implants are anchored in your jawbone, and will not lose their grip on your dentures. Replacing your teeth’s roots also helps keep your jaw strong by restoring stimulation in the bone when you bite and chew.

ABOUT YOUR FT. WORTH DENTIST:

Dr. Bob Jing has served patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth for many years. Together with his caring, compassionate, and highly-skilled team at 7 Day Dental, Dr. Jing is dedicated to making good dental health available to as many people as possible. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.