With dentures, we can take care of significant tooth loss with a single prosthetic appliance. Care is taken to provide a restoration that is the right shape and size to remain secure when worn. However, over time a person relying on one may find that it is growing less secure, and that it feels less comfortable. This can happen because tooth loss leads to jawbone resorption; without the roots of your teeth to stimulate your jawbone tissues, you will gradually lose mass. This can affect your appearance and oral health in undesirable ways. Fortunately, with dental implants, a denture can be permanently secured, and you can also take care of problems with a loss of bone density. Our Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA dentist’s office can talk to you about the benefits of moving from a removable denture to one held in place with implants.
Are You Growing Uncomfortable With Removable Dentures?
If you have been dependent on removable dentures for an extended period of time, you may have concerns about why they feel less comfortable than they once did. The denture itself can remain the same shape and size, but changes in your jawbone can affect how you feel when you wear it. These changes in bone density occur because our teeth roots stimulate their surrounding tissues, which tells your body to send nutrients to your jaw. Without that stimulation, you lose nutrients, and that leads to negative changes. Fortunately, when you have dental implants in place, they can stimulate surrounding tissues and help you avoid these problems.
Using Dental Implants To Hold A Permanent Denture
With a series of carefully placed dental implants, we can actually keep a full denture in place permanently, which can give you more support when you eat and speak. The implants are set directly into your jawbone through a carefully planned procedure, one where the precise angle and locations of these posts are determined. Once you have them in place, and give yourself the appropriate time to heal, you will return to see us to have your denture set in place.
Putting Off The Move To Implant Dentures Can Lead To Complications
As time passes, your jawbone will continue to lose mass if you have a removable denture. Without the roots of our teeth present to stimulate the bone, you will go without the flow of nutrients that helps sustain it. If there is too much deterioration, you may need additional work to prepare you for your implant placement. During an evaluation, your dentist can let you know if this will be an issue, and we can take the appropriate steps to help you enjoy lasting support from a permanent restoration.
Talk To Your Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA Dentist’s Office About Implant Dentures
Through implant dentistry, we can help patients address problems that can occur after tooth loss. A hybrid denture can remain secure and comfortable over a longer period of time, and it can be surprisingly helpful in regards to supporting daily dental functions. To find out more, call Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury at (508) 842-8838.