Your dentures serve as your replacement set of teeth – and we know that your teeth play a significant role in your everyday life, your overall health and your self-esteem. It is understandable if you want to set the bar high in terms of your replacement teeth. If your dentures aren’t comfortable or they keep you from eating certain foods and laughing with confidence, there is something you can do about it.
Most denture woes can be traced back to one common problem with traditional dentures: stability. Traditional dentures rest on the gum line and rely on adhesive creams to keep them in place. As your gum ridge changes shape over time, your dentures can become uncomfortable or not fit like they used to. While denture relines and adjustments are always available, many denture patients may be tired of the frequent upkeep or daily ritual of using messy creams and special cleaning products to maintain their prosthetic smile.
What is the Solution?
Thanks to the entrance of dental implants to the field of restorative dentistry, there is a more “secure” method to replacing missing teeth. The better news – you can utilize dental implants with your dentures. Instead of resting on your gums, your denture can be attached and anchored to a set number of dental implants that are surgically and strategically placed within your jaw. These implants will act as artificial tooth roots for your denture, helping you avoid unexpected denture slippage or the need for denture creams. In fact, you can care for your implant dentures just like your natural teeth.
To learn more about implant-supported dentures from the experts at Park South Dentistry, please give us a call. We love integrating the best of restorative dentistry with compassionate, patient-centered care. Don’t settle for less than the best when it comes to your smile – even if you wear dentures!