Implant-Supported Dentures, a more permanent and secure alternative to traditional dentures
The loss of teeth can impact a patient in many different ways. Not only may they feel self-conscious or embarrassed about the appearance of their smile, but they may also find it more difficult to enjoy their favorite foods or speak clearly to those around them. At Life Smiles Dental Care, we know how important your smile is to you. We also know how traditional dentures can be a problem as well. Some traditional dentures tend to look unnatural or are difficult to keep in place without messy denture adhesives. Instead, patients who need to replace all the teeth in a dental arch can ask Drs. Paul Nielson and Timothy Schmidt of Phoenix, Arizona, about the advantages of an alternative known as implant-supported dentures.
Implant-supported dentures: How do they work?
Implant-supported dentures can be described as a fixed denture that is much more conservative than a traditional denture and is held in place with dental implants. Dental implants are small posts made of titanium, a biocompatible metal. These posts are surgically placed into the jawbone and act as anchors for a smaller full denture to snap into place. The strength of the denture is derived from the jawbone instead of just the gum line, unlike traditional dentures.
What are the benefits of implant-supported dentures?
Many patients ask the Life Smiles Dental Care team about the benefits of these types of dentures. First and foremost, they are held securely in the mouth and allow patients to enjoy all their favorite foods. This type of denture is more conservative and lasts longer. Due to how it sets in the smile, implant-supported dentures also don’t require adjustments as much as traditional dentures do. After a comprehensive evaluation, your dentist will determine and inform you if you can benefit from this treatment.
Find out how implant-supported dentures can completely change your outlook on life
Dealing with traditional dentures can be a pain and cause patients to really miss their natural teeth. However, with implant-supported dentures at Life Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix, AZ, patients can achieve a more natural function to their smile again! If you are considering implant-supported dentures or other options for tooth replacement and live in the community, we welcome you to contact Drs. Paul Nielson and Timothy Schmidt. Our office is conveniently located at 4611 East Shea Boulevard, Suite #250, and can be reached at (602) 786-5484.