A groundbreaking advancement in dental technology is now changing the lives of denture wearers for the better with implant-supported dentures. To understand this procedure, it’s helpful to understand how implants work.
A dental implant is typically used to replace one or more missing teeth. The implant itself is a small titanium screw which is placed within the jaw. An artificial tooth is then attached to it. Implant-supported dentures work by applying this principle to dentures. The difference is that rather than have a single implant for every missing tooth, you need just four or six implants in the top of your mouth and four or six on the bottom. Your dentures can be permanently anchored to the implants or, alternately, made to snap on and off the implants. What’s right for each patient depends on their individual oral health situation. Either way, these implant-supported dentures will look and function almost like real teeth.
You’ll Love Your Dentures
You will fall in love with your implant-supported dentures. For starters, you will no longer need to worry about embarrassing slippage. You will also experience a dramatic improvement in your ability to chew and be free to eat more of the foods you like. And when permanently attached, cleaning your implant-supported dentures is as simple as cleaning natural teeth, with a brush and floss.
Improve Both Oral Health and Appearance
Natural teeth stimulate the gums and jawbone, which keeps them healthy. In contrast, traditional dentures fail to provide such stimulation. Thus gums deteriorate and bone loss occurs. As time goes on, bone loss spreads and makes one look older. Implant-supported dentures provide health-giving stimulation to the gums and jawbone, preserving your oral health and facial structure.
Free Consultation for Permanent Dentures
Dr. Maryam Seifi and her team of specialists at StarBrite Dental have extensive experience and training in the implant process. Come in for a free consultation to see how implant-supported dentures can change your life. Call our Rockville, MD dental office at (301) 770-1070 or fill out the form below.