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Dec
18

Implants – Better Than Dentures?

Posted in Dental Implants

It’s easy to think that dental implants are just a pricey alternative to the time-tested and reliable denture.

In actuality, implant technology has some significant advantages over the classic teeth-replacement option. When we talk about implants, this doesn’t mean getting a little screw placed into each and every spot that a tooth should be.

Just a few implants could be an alternative to a traditional denture.

All on Four or Six

A full denture rests directly on your gums. This usually isn’t a problem for an upper denture, but you may find that a lower one tends to slip and slide a bit.

To counter this, dentist can place as few as four conservative little implants in your jaw in key locations. These implants can hold your denture securely in place far better than any denture adhesive will manage!

If you want to take this a step further, there are techniques using a few more implants to anchor a permanent dental prosthesis.

Why Give Dental Implants a Try?

The following list is pretty general as far as how implant technology is an improvement over a simple denture. Upon giving implants a try, you might discover many more reasons why you love having implants in your life!

  • No risk of having your teeth click around or fall out
  • No more messy denture adhesives
  • Eat more of the foods you love
  • Smile with confidence
  • No more nightly cleanings (with a permanent non-removable prosthesis)
  • No more denture sores
  • Save your smile when you reinforce the bone in your jaw with implants

See your dentist for an evaluation to determine whether implants are right for you.

Posted on behalf of:
River Ranch Dental
203 George Hopper Rd #100
Midlothian, TX 76065
(469) 672-4245

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