Traditional Full Arch Replacement
For a long time, replacing an entire arch of missing teeth meant only one thing, dentures. Dentures have a reputation for being bulky, uncomfortable, and very unnatural looking. Thanks to modern developments, many improvements have been made to these restorations, and they are still used today.
While dentures have undergone many changes in recent years, the premise behind them is still the same. They are a removable prosthesis with fake teeth set into a base that is supported completely by your gums. The dentures of today consist of acrylic resin teeth, which can be designed to look just like natural teeth, and an acrylic base that can be colored to match your gum tissue. Along with looking more like natural teeth, dentures are also much less bulky.
Despite the improvements dentures have undergone, there are still many major drawbacks. First, they require a significant amount of additional care that can become tedious. They may slip out of place when you eat or speak, which not only causes embarrassment but sores on your gums as well. Because the prosthesis is supported by your gums, they can be uncomfortable. Moreover, they cannot stop bone loss in your jaw, meaning that they need to be replaced every few years.
Implant-supported dentures are a modern alternative to traditional dentures, providing you with another option for full arch replacement. This treatment uses small titanium posts, which are surgically placed into your jawbone, to support your arch of replacement crowns. As you heal, the bone fuses to the posts, integrating them into the jaw. Over time they become strong, stable supports for your new teeth. There are a few different options for implant-supported dentures.
The Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
There are numerous benefits to implant-supported dentures.
If you are missing a full arch of teeth, an implant-supported denture may be the solution for you. Call Blue Summit Dental Group today at (810) 658-9177 to schedule your appointment.
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