Dentures are an effective means of addressing major tooth loss, but removable ones could slip and often require replacement after only a few years. Fortunately, your Brighton, MA, dentists can provide a sturdier and more attractive version, securing them with dental implants to help them last for many years to come. In today’s blog, we’re discussing the benefits of implant dentures!
Preparing Your Smile
First, we need to take a close look at our smile. Before we place dental implants, we want to make sure any oral health issues that could impact your new teeth are properly addressed, such as advanced gum disease. We also look at the state of any remaining teeth. You may need to have the few remaining teeth, which could be decayed or loosened by disease, removed to pave way for your dentures. Once we do this, we will take detailed digital images of your smile with intraoral cameras, as well as measurements. In a dental lab setting, this information will be used to design and craft your prosthetic, and to plan and guide the placement of dental implants.
Placing Dental Implants
We carefully plan the placement process because we want to make sure your new implant posts can properly support a prosthetic and stimulate the growth of bone tissue. The implant is made from biocompatible titanium, and is inserted directly into the jawbone. The body will see these posts as natural roots, which means encouraging the growth of bone tissue to support them and ensure your dentures last for decades to come. We will place between six and eight of them per arch. Once the area heals, we will move forward with the placement of the prosthetic.
Attaching Your New Smile
The denture itself will contain a full row of teeth crafted from durable and lifelike materials, all set in an acrylic base that looks like gum tissues. We attach abutments to the implant, which then secure the prosthetic to them. The denture will not need to be removed for cleaning or soaking, and will provide greater stability, never slipping when you eat or speak. You will be able to smile with confidence, eat your favorite foods again, and enjoy a long-lasting solution to severe tooth loss. If you have any questions about how we approach the placement and restoration of a new smile, then contact our team today. We want you to enjoy a complete smile once again!
Do You Have Questions About Prosthetic Dentistry?
We want to help you enjoy a complete and beautiful smile once again. To learn more about our approach to prosthetic dentistry, then schedule a consultation by calling Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, today at (617) 562-5210. We proudly welcome patients from Cambridge, Brookline, and all surrounding communities.