If you’ve been living with traditional dentures, you probably know how big of a hassle they can be. Between the adhesives, the special cleaning requirements, and the possibility of your prosthetic slipping out of place at inconvenient times, you might want to ditch your dentures altogether.
But in recent years, dentists have developed a more lifelike and more reliable alternative to traditional dentures: the dental implant denture! This teeth replacement option uses artificial tooth roots that connect to your jaw to anchor a removable denture — making pesky adhesives no longer necessary!
At Stonecreek Dental Care, we’re able to provide high-quality dental implant dentures so you never have to worry about ill-fitting dentures again. Our dentists have a track record of excellence, and they couple their extensive training and expertise with the latest dental technology to bring your precise implant placement and excellent results!
Read to learn more about dental implant dentures. We have offices all across Ohio, including in Centerville, OH! Call the location nearest you to schedule a consultation.
The Basics Of Dental Implants
Dental implants are essentially artificial tooth roots that have made it possible for dentists to give patients a more realistic prosthetic. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the visible crown and the root of the tooth, which allows the tooth to be held in place by your jawbone. Dental implants allow dentists to recreate both the root and crown of the tooth so that ultimately, your prosthetic bonds to your jawbone just like a natural tooth does!
Often, a dental implant is topped or “restored” with a dental crown, or a single-tooth prosthetic, for a lifelike recreation of a single tooth. But dental implants can also be used to anchor other dental restorations, like a dental bridge or a removable denture.
How Dental Implant Dentures Work
There are two different kinds of dental implant dentures, but the basic mechanism is the same for both. When you opt for dental implant dentures, you’ll have dental implants placed. These implants will have special connectors that hold your denture in place while still allowing you to easily remove it for cleanings and for comfort.
Here are the two types of dental implant dentures:
- Implant-retained dentures: Your denture will snap into place with the help of ball connectors on your dental implants.
- Implant-supported dentures: The denture fastens to a bar attached to your dental implants.
The Benefits Of Dental Implant Dentures
Dental implants dentures essentially allow you to experience all the benefits of dental implants — the reliability, the longevity, and the durability — while still enjoying all the benefits of a removable denture, such as the comfort and ability to easily clean the prosthetic to avoid gum disease and other dental complications. When it comes to removable, full-dental arch prosthetics, dental implants dentures feel the most like natural teeth!
If you’re ready to say goodbye to problematic dentures and messy adhesives, it’s time to explore the possibility of dental implant dentures. Call any of our locations to schedule a consultation, or use our online form to request an appointment.