Pasadena, Texas Dental Implant Dentures:
Many people who are missing part or all of their teeth will resort to wearing old fashioned partial or full dentures. Yet, all too often, dentures do not fit firmly and properly. The dentures slip and rub painful ulcers on the gum tissue. They are ill-fitting, which creates discomfort, frustration, and difficulty eating.
First, dentures are loose or poor fitting because the dentures merely rest on the gum tissue. They are free to float around on the gum tissue. Secondly, the dentures actually ACCELERATE the bone loss in your jawbone. When the teeth are missing the bone starts to disappear . But when one wears old fashioned dentures, the dentures speed up the loss of bone. Thus, the dentures don’t rest on the gum tissue very well (because the bone and gum tissue is disappearing) and there is increased movement and discomfort.
In these cases, there are only two options:.
1) Have new dentures made and deal with the increased inadequacy of stability and retention by using more denture adhesives.
2) Have dental implants placed to retain and anchor your denture giving you a stable, comfortable, confident smile.
Dental implant dentures are stable and secure. You can eat the foods you love again.
Implant Retained Dentures are an amazing way to get comfortable, secure and stable dentures. Get the best in implant dentistry.
Dentures with Implants
What Exactly Are Implant-Retained Dentures?
When a patient is missing all of their upper teeth but has enough jawbone to support dental implants, implant retained dentures, also known as implant supported dentures, are used. These dentures, unlike temporary dentures, are secured in place by dental implants that are implanted into the jawbone. Traditional detachable dentures sit on top of the gum tissues, whereas implant retained dentures are attached to dental implants that are held in place by the jawbone.
Implant Dentures or Traditional Dentures?
Dr. Nugent prefers implant-supported dentures versus detachable dentures that rest on gum tissue to replace missing teeth. Old fashioned dentures that just sit on the the gum tissue are uncomfortable, unstable and can fall out while talking.
There are various advantages to implant-supported dentures:
Dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime. Implants replace the root of a tooth, which helps to reduce/prevent jawbone shrinkage caused by bone loss. Patients who choose traditional dentures would most likely continue to lose bone because the tooth’s root has not been replaced.
Make your appearance more natural.
Denture wearers prefer implant-supported dentures because they look and function exactly like real teeth. Dentures that are implant-retained are significantly more stable when eating and speaking. Conventional dentures are taken out and cleaned every night. Adhesives are used to keep them in place. Implant-supported dentures, on the other hand, are cleaned by brushing and maintained in place by implants.
When compared to conventional dentures, implant-supported dentures are more hygienic and comfortable. Because they are not secured in place, removable dentures might cause gum irritation. Food can sometimes become trapped beneath a denture, producing pain. The denture must be taken out, cleaned of food debris, and then replaced. This is not the case with implant-retained dentures.
Implant Dentures Benefits
Implant dentures have a number of advantages over conventional dentures. Here are some of the benefits of dentures supported by implants:
Dentures supported by dental implants are anchored to dental implants surgically inserted into the mandible. This results in a more secure and stable alignment. They will not slide, unlike conventional dentures.
Avoid bone loss
In implant dentures, the dental implants replicate natural tooth roots and stimulate the jawbone’s nerves. Thus, further bone loss is mitigated. Traditional dentures do not protect against bone loss.
They are designed to resemble natural adult teeth, making them more aesthetically appealing than conventional dentures. They can also enhance the ability to speak and chew.
Oral health By replacing missing teeth and preventing bone loss, implant-retained dentures can restore oral health, function, and appearance.
With appropriate care and upkeep, implant-supported dentures can last for more than 20 years.
Dr. Michael Nugent’s office is located at 3421 Burke Rd, Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504. He is a general dentist that is able to surgically place dental implants and restore dental implants. Most general dentists have to send their patients out to specialists to get dental implants. Dr. Nugent has invested in the technology to make placing dental implants predictable and safe. See why so many people from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City and Clearlake travel to see Dr. Nugent.