06 May New dentures and still not smiling? How Dental Implants Can Help
If you’re fed up with your dentures, you’re not alone. Many patients find that their new dentures fall short in many ways. These patients may turn to dental implants for a better solution to restore their smiles.
Dental implants outperform conventional dentures in a number of ways, and an oral surgeon can place as few as four dental implants in the jaw to support an entire denture. Patients can get all of the advantages of implant-supported dentures in a single appointment.
Denture Dissatisfaction: Why It Happens
Even custom-fitted dentures may not feel lifelike to patients. As a result, complaints from new denture wearers are quite common. Some of the most common issues result from appliances that are:
Given all of these shortcomings, it’s understandable that patients would quickly become dissatisfied with their dentures and look for better alternatives. Enter dental implants.
Dental Implants Offer A Better Smile Solution
These small cylinders made of biocompatible titanium serve as replacement roots following tooth loss. The bone tissue in your jaw is capable of forming a strong bond with the implant’s titanium surface, and after osseointegration is complete, the implant becomes a fixture in your jaw.
We often take the roots of our teeth for granted, but by replacing those roots, dental implants provide patients with restorations that are more:
Additionally, implant-supported dentures last longer than conventional ones do because the jawbone stays intact. As bone loss occurs with conventional dentures, the appliances lose their fit and eventually need to be replaced.
All-on-4: Restoring Complete Smiles
All-on-4 is a unique approach to smile restoration that gives a large number of patients access to implant-supported dentures. With this intervention, the oral surgeon places just four dental implants in the jaw to secure the denture.
Furthermore, those four dental implants are placed at the front of the jaw. The bone is thicker in this area, meaning that the bone loss that can prohibit dental implant placement is less likely to be an issue. Many patients qualify for All-on-4, even if they’ve suffered bone loss at the rear of the jaw.
Have you had it with dentures that don’t fit and cause discomfort? Consider dental implants as an alternative. Schedule your no-obligation consultation at Central Oklahoma Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates to get more information about this treatment option.