There are now variations to traditional dentures and partials made possible by implant technology. Implants allow for a more secure and permanent fit of replacement teeth. If you haven’t considered them before, you may interested in learning how implant-supported dentures could benefit you.
How Implant-Supported Dentures Work
Implants are biocompatible metal screws that are securely anchored into the bone where a tooth used to be. These are used to anchor an entire arch of teeth. After surgery for the placement of the implants, you will be fitted for a denture that suits your bite. An implant-supported denture can be placed on the top and/or bottom of the mouth and can complement a regular denture.
These dentures give back much of your biting force that was lost when using regular dentures, alone. The implants prevent further bone loss and reduce the likelihood of gum irritation. The dentures snap off and on the implants, making for easy cleaning, but are secure enough that you don’t need to worry about them falling out while you eat or talk.
Implant-supported dentures still need to be removed and cleaned daily as regular dentures do. Use a denture cleaner, and follow the instructions of your dentist. Although you will have a strong biting force, take care to avoid biting very hard foods that could damage the material of the denture. Clean around the implants carefully with soft floss or yarn to keep the gums around the implants healthy.
Talk to your dentist to learn more about how you can once again enjoy a strong bite and smile with confidence.
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Prime Dental Care
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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