Complete tooth loss presents a challenge that has traditionally been difficult to overcome. Although dentures can replace all of the upper or lower teeth at once, there are numerous disadvantages that can cause the average denture wearer daily distress.
Traditional dentures are a far cry from the design and function of natural teeth. Since the denture is only supported by soft gum tissue, it lacks stability during biting, chewing, or speaking. Without the tooth root, the underlying bone resorbs or shrinks, eventually changing the shape of the jaw. As the jaw bone diminishes, the denture can begin to feel uncomfortable, slipping during eating and speaking, and painfully irritating the gum tissue.
Many denture patients are turning to dental implants in Queens NY to dramatically improve the function and fit of dentures. Partnering with an implant dentist can be the first step towards restoring your smile and obtaining teeth that you can live with.
By design, dental implants are artificial tooth roots made from titanium. This special grade of titanium becomes integrated with the jaw bone in order to permanently anchor your new teeth. Traditionally, implants have been used in combination with dental crowns to replace individual missing teeth.
With exciting advancements in implant dentistry, multiple implants can be used to anchor an entire denture, rather than replace a single tooth.
Simply attaching the denture to dental implants can provide a level of stability that could never be achieved with denture pastes or glues. The implants create a permanent foundation that cannot slide or shift out of place. Biting and chewing forces are transmitted directly to the underlying jaw bone, rather than soft gum tissue.
Dental implants have also been proven to prevent bone resorption or bone loss. The relationship between the implant and the bone helps to maintain the integrity of the jaw structure. Patients who choose implant-supported dentures can feel confident that their denture will continue to fit well for many years.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of implant-supported dentures, schedule a consultation with Dr. Stephen Weisglass, an experienced implant dentist serving Queens, today