Missing teeth may make you feel conscious about your smile and try to hide it. You may also find it hard to speak or chew on food. Surrounding teeth can also move into the gap, affecting your bite and causing jaw discomfort or pain.
Dentures help restore your smile so you no longer have to feel embarrassed. If you already have dentures but are unhappy with it, you may also consider getting implant-retained dentures. Loose dentures can be reattached with the help of implants.
Implants will increase the stability of your dentures and reduce discomfort. Depending on your needs, our dentists may be able to retrofit your dentures or fabricate implant-supported dentures for you.
Implants are anchors used when there are no more natural teeth left in the jaw but with enough bone still. Implant-retained dentures, on the other hand, use special attachments so the denture can cling onto the implant.
This type of denture is usually done for the lower jaw to provide stable support to the denture, but it can as well be used for the upper teeth. In traditional dentures, the appliance becomes ill-fitting after some time as the bone shrinks.
Implant-supported dentures stay in place as they do not rest on your gums and instead attached firmly into the bone. This also makes it withstand heavy chewing and biting better than traditional dentures.
If placed on upper teeth, you’ll also enjoy your food better as the roof of your mouth is no longer covered and your sense of taste is improved. Overall, dentures anchored on implants give you a natural-looking teeth replacement option that also lasts longer.
Implant-supported dentures can either be bar-retained, ball-retained, or All-on-4.
To receive implant-retained dentures, you need to have healthy gums and sufficient jawbone. The first step is an initial consultation with your dentist to determine if this is the right tooth replacement option for you. Your X-rays will also be taken to analyze the condition of your mouth.
With proper maintenance, your dentures can last for many years. If you’re interested in dentures or any tooth restoration option, contact us today at Aqua Dental Wellness or request an appointment online.
We're more than happy to help you embrace your smile again.