As the popularity of implant-supported dentures continues to increase, an increasing number of dental practices are offering them to their patients. Implant-supported dentures are a distinct prosthetic since they combine implants and dentures to create an excellent solution for those who have lost most of their real teeth.
If you are like most people who find themselves considering implants, you probably have a list of questions about these prosthetics and what getting them entails. This article will explore some of the commonly asked questions about these devices:
Patients need to have a lot of healthy jawbone tissue before implants can be installed. This jawbone tissue is what holds the implant in place after installation. The problem is, jawbone tissue typically deteriorates when a person has lost a tooth and its roots. Missing teeth replacement options like bridges and implants do not address bone tissue loss, so those who have used either of these for a while might not have enough bone tissue for implants.
A patient's jawbone tissue can be strengthened by performing bone grafts. However, this may take up to three months to recover from.
Absolutely not! Implants are designed to be long-lasting solutions, and they can last an entire lifetime with good oral hygiene. The crown attached to the implant has a lifespan of over 20 years.
No. Implants-supported dentures do not need any special maintenance if they are permanently being held in place by implants. The wearer simply needs to brush and floss as advised by their dentist. This is a big difference from traditional dentures which need to be cleaned and soaked in denture solution daily.
Implants serve the same function as a natural tooth's roots. They prevent jawbone tissue from breaking down by keeping them stimulated. This sends a signal that the bone tissue is still useful, so the body maintains it.
The implants used are firmly attached to the patient's jawbone, so the dentures are tightly held in place. Traditional dentures are anchored by suction forces and adhesives only, which often leads to the device slipping in the wearer's mouth. That can make simple tasks like eating or talking a lot harder.
Traditional dentures moving around a person's mouth can also lead to sores and cuts.
Implants are typically made out of titanium, but they can also be made out of materials like zirconium. The dentist will evaluate the patient and determine what type of implants would be better suited for them. The patient also gets a say when it comes to figuring out what kind of implants are used.
Implant-supported dentures are an excellent solution for those who have lost most of their teeth. It is a solution that allows them to forget most of their teeth are artificial. Visit our clinic or call to learn more about these prosthetics.
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