If you have advanced tooth loss, then you need a prosthetic in order to eat a healthy diet and enjoy optimal oral health. Can we use dental implants to secure dentures and address advanced tooth loss? What benefits would an implant-secured denture provide a patient?
How Dental Implants Work
Unlike bridges or dentures, which need crowns or natural suction to remain in place, dental implants are actually inserted in to the jawbone. They are made using titanium, a biocompatible material that allows the dental implant to bond with the jawbone and act like a new tooth root. We can then add a custom-made restoration to replace the visible portion of the tooth and ensure your new tooth blends with your smile. The result can last for decades and restore your smile’s beauty, health, and function.
If a patient has lost multiple teeth or the vast majority of them, then a denture is necessary to enjoy a full and functional smile once again. We can place between six and eight dental implants per arch. We then create a custom-made denture, which contains teeth made from lifelike proclaim or zirconia and an acrylic base that mimics the appearance of gum tissue, and attach it to the dental implants. The prosthetic is then fixed in place.
The Benefits of Fixed Prosthetics
First, they never slip when you eat or speak. Second, cleaning and maintaining them is much easier. They also tend to last longer, as removable dentures need replacement every five to ten years while implant-secured alternatives can last decades. The dental implants also stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue, which helps preserve your facial structure. If you have any questions about addressing advanced tooth loss, or about the implant process, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Implant Dentures?
Our team can help you enjoy a full and functional smile one more with tooth replacement options. To learn more, schedule a consultation, call Pacific Hills Dental in Omaha, NE, today at (402) 330-2243. We also serve the residents of Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, Millard, and all surrounding communities.