By Brookside Dental Care
August 30, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Have you been considering implant-supported dentures, but aren't sure if they're the right choice for you? Our Stockton, CA, dentists - Dr. implant denturesAlexander Pritsky, Dr. Ravneet Nijjar and Dr. Emil Tanase - discuss the dentures and explain the benefits.

What are implant dentures?

Full dentures rest against the gums in your upper and lower jaw and are held in place with suction and denture cream. For years, they've been the only option available to people who have lost all of their teeth. Today, implant-supported dentures provide an additional option. The dentures don't rest against your gums like traditional full dentures but are connected to dental implants. The titanium implants fuse to your jawbone after they're added to your jawbone during a minor oral surgical procedure and serve as artificial tooth roots.

Both removable and fixed implant-supported dentures are available. Removable dentures are connected to a metal framework with clips or snaps. These dentures are removed every night for cleaning. Fixed dentures are also connected to a metal bar, but they can't be removed. When you'll visit our Stockton office we'll recommend the best type of implant dentures based on the condition of your mouth and jawbone and your preferences.

What are the advantages of implant dentures?

It's not easy to bite into hard foods with full dentures. Because the dentures aren't securely anchored in your jaw, they'll slip and slide if you attempt to take a bite of a hard carrot or apple. Implant-supported dentures are connected to sturdy titanium posts that are as strong as natural tooth roots. Thanks to them, your biting power will remain almost as good as it was when you had all of your teeth.

Food usually tastes better with implant-supported dentures. Upper full dentures include a section of plastic that covers the roof of your mouth. Although the plastic helps hold the denture in place, it can interfere with your sense of taste. Implant-supported dentures don't require a plastic piece.

The dentures also offer a better fit. Since they're securely attached to your implants, they won't slip or slide. In fact, they'll feel more like real teeth. Implant-supported dentures can help you avoid bone loss that commonly occurs after tooth extraction. The implants stimulate your jawbone, preventing it from weakening.

Would you like to find out if you're a good candidate for implant-supported dentures? Call our Stockton, CA, dentists - Dr. Pritsky, Dr. Nijjar and Dr. Tanase - at (209) 952-8804 to schedule an appointment.

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