September 11, 2018
If you’re considering total tooth replacement options, you’ve probably read about the comparative features of dentures and implants. On the one hand, implants are permanent solutions to missing teeth that have been shown to be strong and robust. On the other, they require a certain amount of jawbone support, and they’re usually designed to work with a jaw that still has partial teeth. For total tooth replacement, dentures have been preferred for their versatility and ease of cleaning, but there is a new option. Dr. Howes is your dentist in Livermore, CA offering the best of both worlds with implant-supported dentures.
Why Use Dentures Supported by Implants?
Regular dentures rest on the gums, which often change shape over time, especially when there are no longer teeth in the jaw. Implant-supported dentures rest on an infrastructure of dental implant anchors to produce a more stable, longer-lasting denture that will keep the same fit over time. That way, you never have to worry about denture discomfort.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Implants Supporting Dentures?
The typical patient for this treatment is someone who has the jawbone mass and gum health to support dental implants, but who does not have the teeth in the jaw necessary to use traditional implants. This option allows for total tooth replacement with all the advantages of dentures, but all the strengths of anchor-supported dental implants.
Find Out if You Are a Candidate
If you’re looking for a total tooth replacement option, you should make an appointment to come to our office for a consultation. Find out if you are a good fit for implant supported dentures and find out about other options for patients like you if it turns out that this solution isn’t the right one. All you need to do is talk to our office staff during regular business hours.