If you've ever lost a tooth, you know how devastating it can be for your emotional, mental, and physical health. Speaking becomes difficult with missing teeth, eating becomes unpleasant, and smiling becomes less likely due to embarrassment. Traditional dentures give the look of a healthy smile, but they don't have the extra benefits that are needed for full functionality.
We are pleased to offer a superior alternative—implant-supported dentures—at Smile 4 Me Dental. This one-of-a-kind tooth replacement method is one of the modern dentistry techniques that promises a healthy smile, improved functionality, better oral health, and a higher quality of life.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implanted dentures are the best way to replace missing teeth.These tooth implant-supported dentures are wholly self-supporting, allowing patients to enjoy more dental function. To understand how implant-supported dentures work, you first need to understand how dentures and dental implants work:
Understanding How Dentures Work
Dentures are simply a way to replace missing teeth. These prosthetics are intended to replace missing teeth by fitting snugly over the affected gums. However, the gum's bones and soft tissues deteriorate over time, leaving dentures with very little mass to hold onto. Implant-supported dentures provide a better fit and increased functionality. Dentures are available in two styles:
Full or complete dentures: Full dentures are placed in your mouth after your dentist has removed all the remaining teeth and the gum tissue has healed. They are made from a plastic base with artificial teeth on the frame.
Partial dentures: A removable denture placed in your mouth to replace several missing teeth.
Understanding How Dental Implants Work
Another effective way to replace missing teeth is with a dental implant. As for tooth roots, titanium screws are used. These screws are surgically inserted into the jaw bone to provide a strong foundation for new teeth.
The tissue surrounding the titanium poles fuses to the implant over time, becoming a permanent part of the jaw bone. Because the titanium posts mimic the natural root of your tooth, they can continue to stimulate your jawbone and keep it from deteriorating over time.
So How Do Implant-Supported Dentures Work?
Dental implants, as opposed to traditional dentures, secure overdentures in place. When the poles in dental implants fuse with your bone tissues, they form a strong foundation that will support your customized denture when it is installed.
Smile 4 Me Dental supports and stabilizes overdentures by using the naturally denser part of the jaw, usually in the front and back of the jawbone. As a result, you'll be less likely to suffer from facial collapse, which is common among denture wearers.
Furthermore, because implant dentures are simple to maintain, you can speak and smile freely, eat the foods you enjoy, and enjoy better oral health.
The Problems with Conventional Dentures
Standard dentures gradually become loose over time as the oral bone structure shrinks. Because conventional dentures lack roots, compared to implant-supported dentures, bone loss occurs. As a result, the root's bite function is directed to the jaw, resulting in bone recession.
Prolonged use of an ill-fitting denture plate may result in additional bone loss, necessitating realignment or replacement of standard dentures. Dental implants, on the other hand, promote bone growth. Their biting pressure is also comparable to that of natural teeth.
Benefits of Getting Overdentures
There are many benefits to combining dentures with dental implants, including:
The combination of implants and dentures improves both appearance and functionality. Implant-supported dentures can also improve your smile and self-esteem while providing a bite function far superior to traditional dentures.
Stability and Simplicity
When combining removable dentures with implants, two or more poles must be installed to secure the dentures in place. As a result, the durability of dental implants is combined with the ease of use of traditional denture appliances. Dentures slipping out while eating or speaking will be a thing of the past.
Improved Appearance and Functionality
When you lose your natural teeth, your body naturally assimilates the jaw bone because it deems it unnecessary. This reabsorption can have a big impact on your oral function and facial appearance.
Overdentures improve the appearance of your face by preventing bone loss. They also promote good nutrition by allowing you to properly bite and chew your food.
Because the dental implants used become a permanent part of the jaw, implant-supported dentures provide a permanent solution to missing teeth. As a result, they will not need to be replaced. Other tooth replacement methods, such as traditional dentures and dental bridges, may necessitate regular swapping.
When you eat or speak, ill-fitting dentures tend to slip inside your mouth. As a result, you slur or mumble your words. Overdentures have no effect on your speech.
Implant-supported dentures are generally more cost-effective than installing individual dental implants throughout your mouth.
How Long Do Implant-Supported Dentures Last?
Dental implants are 95% effective. When combined with dentures, they can last a lifetime if properly cared for. However, proper dental care is essential for keeping all of your overdentures in working order for up to forty years.
Clean your overdentures on a daily basis. In addition, you will need to see the dentist twice a year for dental checkups, exams, and cleanings.
Contact Smile 4 Me Dental for Dental Services!
Have you experienced tooth loss as a result of an injury, gum disease, or infection? Whatever the cause of your missing teeth, you deserve a solution that looks natural, allows you to eat and speak normally, and protects your surrounding teeth as well as your overall oral health.
At Smile 4 Me Dental, we combine dentures and dental implants to help restore the form and function of your oral health. Whether you are missing one or all of your teeth, we can provide the dental treatment that is right for you. To schedule a consultation, call Smile 4 Me Dental, your Clermont, FL dental clinic, at (352) 243-9930.