Restore your smile and oral functionality with Removable Implant-Supported Dentures
Our permanent teeth are meant to last for good. Part of what makes this possible is brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting a dentist every six months. While most of us observe these oral hygiene practices to keep our teeth and gums healthy, sometimes the efforts aren’t enough. Tooth loss can still occur due to trauma, periodontal disease, or genetics.
Luckily, with continuing advancements in dentistry, numerous options are available to replace missing teeth. For instance, Washington Street Dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana, offers removable implant-supported dentures to restore your smile and oral functionality after tooth loss.
Issues with traditional dentures
Individuals missing all or an entire arch of teeth find dentures to be an economical solution to replace missing teeth. However, traditional dentures tend to slip or pop loose when speaking, eating, or smiling. This happens so often with the lower denture since it can be easily dislodged by the tongue. So, while dentures effectively replace missing teeth, they have their own limitations. Fortunately, you can navigate these problems by opting for removable dentures supported by dental implants.
How removable implant-supported dentures work
You may have heard about implants. If not, these are titanium screws inserted into your jawbone that act as a replacement tooth root. Since titanium has a unique ability to fuse with bone through osseointegration, the implant becomes part of the jawbone, just like your natural tooth root. Removable implant-supported dentures, also known as overdentures or snap-on dentures, are attached (snapped on) to these implants. Unlike permanent implant-supported dentures, overdentures can be removed when cleaning them or while sleeping.
Supporting the lower denture usually requires two implants — cases differ, but we will perform a thorough evaluation to determine what’s best for you. The upper denture typically requires a minimum of four implants, given the anatomical differences between the lower and upper jaw.
Benefits of overdentures
When Dr. Matthew Church discusses the possibility of removable implant-supported dentures, most patients are thrilled because this teeth replacement option yields the following benefits:
- Prevents bone loss
- More affordable than fixed implant-supported dentures
- Easier to clean since they are removable
- Preserves your facial structure
- Restores better oral functionality than traditional dentures
Removable implant-supported dentures in Indianapolis, IN
Ready to bid goodbye to ill-fitting dentures? Please dial (317) 333-6788 to book an appointment with Washington Street Dentistry. Dr. Matthew Church offers removable implant-supported dentures that are more stable and functional than traditional dentures.
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