We only get two sets of teeth in life: our baby teeth, which are gone by adolescence, and our permanent teeth. Permanent teeth can last a lifetime, but it doesn’t always work that way. For people who have lost some or all of their teeth, implant-supported crowns and dentures from Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park are a state-of-the-art solution.
Implant-supported dentures are, in fact, almost like getting a third set of teeth. If you are not familiar with dental implants, here are the essentials:
Dental implants are titanium posts that are placed in your jaw, where they fuse with the bone. Titanium is ideally suited to this, which is why it is commonly used in joint replacements, like the hip and the knee.
Once the titanium has fused with the bone, you are left with a rock-solid support for an artificial tooth or denture that looks and functions like the real thing.
While one implant can support one artificial tooth, several – typically four or more – can support a full dental arch.
One caveat: you must have enough healthy bone to support the implant. Even if you don’t, bone grafting can promote new growth, enough so that there is enough mass to support an implant.
Implant-supported crowns and dentures are a permanent solution for missing teeth. They look completely natural, and can replace both the upper and lower sets.
To find out more about custom and implant dentures, please call us at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park. They are among our restorative dentistry procedures. Call our office for an appointment today!