Transitioning To Dentures Held By Implants

When you start to wear dentures for the first time, you can feel relieved to have a complete smile again. Removable dentures provide welcome cosmetic improvements, but it can be difficult to adjust to life with a removable prosthetic. Over time, it can actually be more difficult to keep this restoration in, as jawbone deterioration can negatively affect its fit. What you should know is that you can make the move to dentures held in place with dental implants. At our Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA dentist’s office, we can recommend that you make this move to hybrid dentures, as it can make you more comfortable, and it can provide important benefits for your oral health.

Can I Really Have A Permanently Secured Denture?

Dental implants play an important role for people with different degrees of tooth loss. Whether you need to replace one tooth or an entire row, the support of a permanent prosthetic can make life after treatment more comfortable. It can also prevent the kinds of oral health complications that people encounter when they have an incomplete smile. Problems like jawbone deterioration, the movement of neighboring teeth, and other concerns can be countered by the presence of an implant-held appliance. When it comes to the restoration of a row of teeth, implant-held dentures, or hybrid dentures, help you enjoy a more stable bite and more comfort from your appliance, and they help you avoid unwanted changes to your appearance and health due to jawbone tissue loss.

What You Should Know About Implant Dentistry

Depending on the type of restoration you receive, you can have one or multiple implants put in place. A sequence of implants will be carefully spaced and placed if you are supporting a denture. They can permanently set the appliance in place, making it more comfortable during the day. This arrangement can actually benefit the health of your jaw once they are in position. When you use your prosthetic to bite and chew, the stimulation in your implants you create will trigger the movement of nutrients to the bone, something that ceases when you have missing teeth.

Maintaining Your Oral Health After Your Full Smile Is Restored

Once you have completed work to restore your full smile, your implant-held dentures will help you stick with a varied, nutritious diet, they will help you preserve your jaw health, and they can give you more confidence. We can offer guidance on daily smile care after this work is complete. Make sure you are consistent about regular dental checkups, as these visits will help you avoid complications and see lasting value from your care.

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

With implant-held dentures, we can give you back your confidence in your smile and oral health, and we can help you avoid some of the issues that arise when you have a removable prosthetic. If you would like to learn more, call Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury at (508) 842-8838.