Whether due to age, decay, infection, or injury, more than 35 million people in the U.S. do not have any teeth*. With the latest advancements in dentistry, many of those are able to live with a complete smile, through removable dentures, dental implants, or implant-supported dentures. Dentures that are supported by dental implants are more of a permanent solution than traditional dentures and are an ideal solution to replace missing teeth.
Using Dental Implants to Adhere Your Dentures
Although dentures are a viable dental replacement option, some patients may prefer getting implants in order to have a strong foundation for their new teeth. Implant supported dentures provide you with a secure fit so that your new teeth do not move around in your mouth. This means that they function just like real teeth, and they are also great for your jaw bone. Ordinarily, when you lose a tooth, the bone is no longer stimulated, and it can begin to deteriorate. Your new dental implants serve as alternative tooth roots so that facial sagging and bone loss are prevented. In addition, these dentures look and feel like your natural teeth, so you can eat the foods you enjoy again.
It does not matter if you have lost one, a few or all of your natural teeth. Implant-supported dentures in Palm Harbor, FL can meet a variety of needs. You can also choose if you want removable or non-removable dentures. The removable ones attach to your implants through a bar that is attached to your implants, and you can take them out to clean or any time you want them out. You can also get dentures that are permanently fixed into place, so you will not have to worry about removing them.
There are a number of replacements to choose from once you have started losing teeth, and Drs. Knellinger, Verkler, and Bou-Sliman are more than happy to walk you through all your choices. Get started on obtaining the smile of your dreams by calling our office at 727-228-8000.
*According to the American College of Prosthodontists