Are you tired of being embarrassed by your smile? If you are living with missing teeth, new tooth replacement options can make your smile look and feel completely natural and new. Traditional dentures, individual dental implants, and partial bridges are all popular tooth replacement options, but some patients find themselves looking for the best of both worlds: a tooth replacement option that will stay in place and look beautiful—while still being affordable. Implant retained dentures are designed to do just that.
What Are Implant Retained Dentures?
Unlike traditional dentures, which are pressure fixed to the gums, and individual dental implants, which may consist of many separate pieces and procedures, implant supported dentures are a single realistic-looking denture held in place by only a few implants. The implants are typically placed on either side of the missing area, providing support and stability to the denture.
What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Implant Supported Dentures?
One of the most powerful benefits of implant supported dentures is the cost. Dental implants, while effective and beautiful, can be a costly option. Replacing a whole row of teeth individually is a much more expensive strategy than supporting a jaw full of teeth on only a few implants.
Another benefit to implant supported dentures is that they help to preserve natural bone tissue. Most people don’t realize it, but your jaw tissue relies on stimulation from your dental roots to stay healthy and strong. When teeth go missing, your jaw bone starts to resorb, losing as much as 25% of its ridge height in the first year. This missing bone can weaken the surrounding teeth, make it harder to have implants placed in the future, and change your jawline or facial contours. However, because implant supported dentures rely on implants to keep the denture stable and secure, they recreate this natural stimulation much, much better than traditional dentures.
What is The Process Of Getting Dental Implants?
If you’re interested in implant supported dentures, the clinicians at CITIDental High Street will carefully evaluate your oral health and dental goals to see if implants are a fit for you. As experts in dentures in Boston MA, we can talk with you about which artificial tooth replacement option would benefit you the most.
If dental implants in Boston MA or implant supported dentures are right for you, and once any preliminary procedures are complete, we will schedule you a surgical appointment to have your initial posts placed. Durable titanium posts will be anchored into your jaw tissue and allowed to heal and fuse in place, which can take between two and six months.
After you have healed, the clinicians will take impressions of your gums and posts to send to the lab. Lab technicians will use these impressions to create a denture that will fit the contours of your mouth perfectly. The clinicians will check your bite and the fit of the denture, and then you’ll be ready to leave with a brand new smile!
Why Choose CITIDental High Street
At CITIDental High Street, we are dedicated to excellence in comprehensive oral health and dental care services. Our goal is to meet all your needs with the talents and skills of different specialties in one office – that is what comprehensive means. We offer a complete range of cosmetic services, preventive care, and restorative care right in the heart of the financial district. Contact us today for an appointment.