Permanent Denture Options In Monkton
Having missing teeth can be a burden not just aesthetically but for dental health reasons as well. You may be reluctant to smile or laugh, which can be embarrassing or at least inconvenient. If your teeth are missing for long periods of time, your jaw begins to experience bone loss, which can give your face a misshapen appearance. Having missing teeth can hinder your ability to speak properly or chew and eat easily, as well. Having missing teeth can also cause wear and tear on your other teeth because you chew on those teeth to compensate for the holes in your smile. Let our caring staff in Monkton help you choose which option is best for you.
Dentures are a great solution when you have missing teeth. At Hereford Dental Care in Monkton, we offer a dental implant supported denture apparatus. These implant supported dentures are far more sturdy and long-lasting than the traditional denture apparatus that uses bonding adhesive. A dental implant supported denture treatment has many advantages over a traditional denture apparatus.
Dentures secured to dental implants are far and away a better system because dental implants are permanent — just like you have grown a new tooth. Simply put, dental implants place a metal post in your jawbone and after 3-6 months, the post will have fused (ossified) with the jawbone, just like a natural tooth root. The dental implant provides a sturdy, long-lasting base on which to place your dentures.
- Implant supported dentures are far more sturdy than traditional dentures because they are anchored to dental implants, which can be permanent your whole life long.
- There are two types of implant supported dentures. One is a removable denture that is like a retainer that clicks onto the dental crowns atop the dental implants. The other implant supported dentures are permanent and are attached permanently to the dental crowns that top the dental implants.
- Because the denture apparatus is connected to dental implants, there is no chance of some of the embarrassing concerns with traditional dentures such as slipping or having the dentures fall out.
- Implant supported dentures don’t have some of the food limitations that traditional dentures require, though your doctor can give you more information about this.
If you need to complete your smile, we would like to partner with you to create the smile of your dreams. Call our Monkton dentist office today if you are in the area, including Parkton and Sparks MD!