Holding Dentures With Dental Implants

If you are looking into your first set of dentures, or if you are growing tired of having problems with loose dentures, you can be eager to learn about alternative approaches to prosthetic dental work. At our Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA dentist’s office, we offer restorative work that can actually give you a secure, permanently held denture that supports your bite function. Dental implants can hold a restoration so that it stays comfortable throughout the day, and in order to give you better stability whenever you bite and chew. In the long term, they offer another important benefit. When you use your implant-held denture, your jawbone is stimulated, which keeps nutrients flowing to the bone to prevent tissue loss.

Are You Worried About Keeping Your Denture Secure?

Whether you already have a denture you are not happy with, or you are nervous about what life with your new prosthetic will be like, we can help. Over time, these custom restorations can feel less stable and comfortable. What causes this change? Without the roots of our teeth to stimulate your jawbone, your body will stop moving nutrients to the tissues. When that support is cut off, the bone will lose density over time. As the bone reduces in size, it affects the kind of support you need from a custom restoration.

How Implants Help Patients Who Lose Teeth

Dental implants are used under different circumstances to help patients replace missing teeth. A single implant can act like an artificial root for one prosthetic tooth, or a series can hold a larger restoration in place. They play several beneficial roles in restoring your smile and oral health. Their additional support makes it easier for you to bite and chew using your prosthetic. Their positions in your jawbone can also help stabilize neighboring teeth, which makes them less likely to shift. Of course, with their stimulation, you protect your jawbone from deterioration that can hurt your smile and oral health.

Moving From A Loose To An Implant-Held Denture

Many people with loose or insecure dentures would like to know how they can make their appliance more comfortable. By making the move to an implant-held restoration, it is possible to enjoy more comfort and functional support. One thing to keep in mind is that if you wait too long to make this transition, you can lose more jawbone mass, which can make it harder for you to move forward with treatment. If necessary, we can discuss preliminary treatments that can help improve your chance for successful implant placement.

Talk To Your Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA Dentist’s Office About Implant-Held Dentures

When you receive implant-held dentures, you can more easily restore your smile and improve both your bite function and oral health. To find out more, please call Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury at (508) 842-8838.