Dental Implants Can Support Dentures
Posted June 2, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
If you need dentures, or if you already have them, you may believe you are resigned to a prosthetic that offers fewer functional advantages than you would like. It may be difficult to eat certain foods, and you could have a hard time with your dentures slipping out of place when you speak. What you should know is that there is a way to keep your dentures permanently locked in position. Dental implants can be used to keep your restoration secure. This can make biting and chewing easier, and avoid comfort issues caused by a loose prosthetic. It can also protect you from jawbone resorption, a deterioration of your jaw that can occur after losing teeth.
To hold dentures in place, your dentist will rely on mini dental implants, a smaller form of traditional implants. You will have a sequence of these mini implants set in your jaw. Once you are healed enough to receive your dentures, they will lock in place over the implants. This can prevent the wearing and reshaping of your jawbone, a problem that can require modification of removable dentures.
Dental implant supported dentures make it easier to bite, chew, and speak. Because you can be more comfortable performing these tasks, you can avoid straining your jaw, and developing TMJ issues. Implant supported dentures are also capable of stopping a problem with the deterioration of your jaw. Without your natural teeth, the bone will begin to break down, and become weaker. Implants can serve to prevent this from happening because they help support proper blood flow to your jaw.
Dentures supported by dental implants can offer you a more comfortable and stable alternative to removable dentures. If you are interested in learning how you might benefit from this, talk to Wager-Evans Dental. Located in Reno, NV, our office welcomes patients from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding areas. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845. You can find our patient forms available online.