Not everything was better back in the “good old days.” Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and have certainly improved the lives of thousands who have lost many or all of their teeth.
I have fabulous news for those with missing teeth: Dentures have evolved!
Implant-anchored or implant-supported dentures are far superior than conventional dentures for many patients. So much better, in fact, that there really should be another term for this industry-leading tooth replacement system – a term that doesn’t include the word “denture.” (If you can think of a good name, let us know.)
There are two types of implant anchored dentures; removable and permanent. No adhesive is needed for either system. With the permanent type, screw retentions are anchored in the jaw to serve as attachment points for the denture. Permanent implant-supported dentures are very stable. In addition, they are usually less expensive than replacing each missing tooth with an implant. (The cost varies depending on the number of implants necessary and other factors.)Screw retentions require enough bone thickness to allow the implant to securely mesh with the existing bone. Removable implant anchored dentures have a locator attachment which allows the wearer to snap the appliance in place. Some patients prefer this type because they can remove them at night for cleaning.
The terrific benefits of implant-supported dentures include:
Normal tooth function
Better bone retention
Denture relines not necessary
Minimal gum irritation
No denture adhesive necessary
For more specifics about dental implants, call 616-784-2377 to schedule a complimentary consultation. Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry is located at 769 York Creek Dr NW in Comstock Park. We have been providing quality care and personal attention since 1974.
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