Posted on 2/12/2014 by Dr. Franco
|With prolonged use, many patients require additional support from adhesives to keep their dentures in place. This is because the gums and jaws lose their shape over time among edentulous patients. As the gums recess and the jawbone deteriorates, dentures do not fit as well as they once did. Fortunately, there is a solution to keep dentures in place that does not require adhesives. Our implant dentist offers implant supported dentures, which promote full oral function while also anchoring dentures in place.
Every few years, dentures need to be relined and in some cases, patients may require a new set of dentures as the shape and size of their jawbones and gums change. When the shape of the structures that supports dentures changes, patients’ prosthetic teeth may shift and move around inside the mouth—especially when eating and speaking. Denture movement impairs oral function significantly and leads to many patients feeling self-conscious about their replacement teeth.
Fortunately, the Teeth In A Day method of anchoring dentures in places alleviates denture movement by providing stable support to prosthetic teeth. This patented approach to anchoring dentures involves placing four dental implants into the lower or upper jawbone. Implanted in specific locations, these four dental implants offer stability and security to edentulous patients. Unlike traditional implants that replace a single tooth, the Teeth In A Day technique can be used in patients with some jawbone deterioration as long as there exists enough bone mass to support the four implants. This method of implant dentistry also requires shorter post-operative recovery time.
Implants are manufactured from titanium with a roughened, screw-like texture. They are surgically inserted into the jawbone and will act as anchors that lock dentures in place. Due to the unique properties of titanium, bone mass in the jaw will fuse around implants over time. This process, called osseointegration, makes implants durable and biocompatible.
To learn more about your tooth replacement options, contact our friendly team today to schedule a consultation with our skilled, implant dentist.
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