Dental Implant Retained Dentures: A Popular Choice

Mar 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Dental Implants, General Dentistry

Dental ImplantsMissing teeth are a two-fold problem. Patients that face this issue have to think of their options in terms of cosmetic and restorative properties. Traditional dentures have worked as a reasonable solution for a difficult problem for many years, but the fact remains that full dentures negatively affect chewing sensations and only offer 10-20% in terms of full teeth functionality. Technology has brought the opportunity to have replacement roots implanted into your jaw, creating a sturdy and attractive way to replace teeth and keep jawbone density healthy. Your Richmond general dentist, Dr. Moiceanu, will describe more about the ever popular dental implant retained dentures.

Advantages of Dental Implants

There are many reasons that dental implants might be a great solution for you, depending on your particular situation.

  • Function – You can eat all of your favorite foods with no slipping, speech, or taste bud issues.
  • Convenience – Once implanted, you can brush your replacement teeth with a normal toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Long lasting – When taken care of, dental implant dentures will be durable and last for many years.
  • Jawbone Health – Nutrients and minerals will still be sent to the jawbone where the tooth is missing, because the titanium post is sensed by your body as an actual tooth root. This will prevent a condition called facial collapse, wherein the cheeks sink in and you have a more aged appearance.
  • Smile Confidence – Traditional dentures can slip and be obvious. With implant dentures, you might surprise people if you tell them they aren’t your natural teeth.

Types of Dental Implants

Once the implant root replacements (biocompatible titanium posts) are securely in place, and your gingival tissues have had the opportunity to heal, color-matched tooth replacements can be secured to the studs. These faux teeth will be fabricated for durability and can last a long time if cared for properly. The most common types of dental implant retained dentures are based around the number of teeth missing. They are:

  • Single Dental Implants (for one missing tooth)
  • Multiple Teeth Replacement (for several missing teeth in a row)
  • Full Arch Replacement (Potentially to replace an entire mouth full of teeth)

Richmond General Dentist Offers Implant Retained Dentures

If you are interested in dental implants you can schedule a consultation with your Richmond dentist by calling Hilltop Family Dental at 510-758-7222. Located in the 94806 area, we proudly serve families from Richmond, Berkeley, San Pablo, Pinole, Benicia, Vallejo, and the surrounding communities. You can also visit us on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/HilltopFamilyDental.

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