By Brookside Dental Care
October 16, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Tired of dentures which slip, slide and irritate your gums? Would you like to eat more efficiently and speak more clearly? Explore denture options at Brookside Dental Care in Stockton. Dr. Pritsky, Dr. Otal and Dr. Tanase offer amazing implant-supported dentures which optimize oral function, appliance stability and patient self-confidence. They're a great alternative to traditional dentures.

How implant-supported dentures work

Secured by titanium screws inserted into the jaw bone, implant-supported dentures from Brookside Dental Care in Stockton feel so solid that patients say they are just like natural teeth. Osseointegration is the amazing process whereby your jaw bone bonds to the titanium implants, creating a solid foundation very close to what Nature gave you.

Your Stockton dentist will fully evaluate your bone and soft oral tissues to see if implant-supported dentures are right for you. Digital X-rays and tell the doctor if your jaw bone has enough width, height, and density to accept the implants necessary to secure the artificial teeth.

Whether your dentures are removable or stay permanently secured to your implants, you must keep implant sites clear of harmful plaque and tartar.

After your initial evaluation, expect the implant process to take some time. Your dentist will place multiple implants into your jaw bone, typically near the front where bone tends to be densest. Then, you'll return home to heal for several months. Proper bonding ensures that your implants are fully integrated and will withstand the forces of biting and chewing once the denture is placed.

Ball versus bar

Your dentist will determine if your denture will affix to the implants via balls (or studs) or a metal bar. Both devices can support removable or fixed implant dentures.

Change how you look and feel

Dental implants and implant-supported dentures really are life-changing. Not only does oral function improve, but so does facial appearance because dental implants avoid the deleterious bone loss and gum shrinkage which occur after dental extractions.

Find out more

The staff at Brookside Dental Care invites you to explore the wonderful options of implant-supported dentures. For your consultation, call the office at (209) 952-8804.

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