Tooth loss is a serious oral health problem that affects millions of people. The issue can cause a person’s appearance to suffer greatly, and it can make routine tasks like chewing food and speaking clearly a difficult chore. If tooth loss is left untreated, it can lead to further problems, such as facial structure loss and jawbone deterioration. For people dealing with tooth loss, dentures represent one of the best treatment options available.
Dentures are comprised of natural-looking prosthetic teeth that are attached to a gum-colored base. They are worn inside the mouth, providing the user with the appearance and function of healthy, normal teeth. At SmileWorld Dental, our experts are proud to provide patients with top-quality dentures that ensure outstanding performance and a natural look. Our practice offers support for both removable dentures with denture stabilization implants and fixed dentures.
Denture Stabilization Implants
Removable dentures with denture stabilization implants use a permanently implanted metal framework to remain securely in place whenever they are in use. This framework is surgically inserted into the user’s jawbone to ensure that the new teeth remain steady and secure at all times. The denture itself can be taken out of the mouth by the user for cleaning purposes, and it can then be quickly reinserted for regular use. When maintained properly, a set of removable dentures should last for up to eight years.
Using just four to six dental implants, fixed dentures are designed to remain permanently secured inside the user’s mouth at all times. Once applied, they can never be removed except through oral surgery. Because the dental implants provide the same type of support as natural tooth roots, people who have fixed dentures usually say that their new teeth feel exactly the same as their original ones.Fixed dentures are highly regarded in the dental community for their outstanding strength and stability. If cared for properly, fixed dentures should last a lifetime.
If you would like to learn more about the denture options that are available to you, please call us at (209) 543-0555 to schedule an appointment.