Dentures can play an essential role for people who have lost most of their smile. Dentures can give you back your ability to chew, bite, and speak. They can also give you back your confidence in your smile’s appearance. While traditional dentures can provide a lot of assistance to your smile, they can come with their own set of negatives. Ill-fitting dentures can slip out of your mouth at inopportune moments. Traditional dentures cannot prevent against potential loss of bone density in your jaw, which can happen once you have lost teeth. A loss of bone density can affect the way the dentures fit inside your mouth. Implants can help to prevent bone loss, while providing firm support for dentures. Modern dental technology allows for a system that can support a full smile of dentures on just four dental implants.
Preventing Bone Loss
Losing teeth can lead to a loss of bone density in your jaw by creating a lack of stimulation. Without stimulation from the roots of your teeth, your body may assume the jawbone no longer needs important minerals. It may even start taking away minerals to use elsewhere in the body. This process is called bone resorption and it can lead to a softening, weakening, and reshaping of the jaw. As your jawbone changes shape, it can affect the way your dentures fit inside your mouth. Implants can help to prevent bone resorption. Implants integrate and fuse to your jawbone, which stimulates the bone and creates a lasting stability for the dentures. With support from four strategically placed implants through the All-On-4® system, your dentures and bone can be supported.
Creating a More Lifelike Appearance
Implant-supported dentures allow for the base of the dentures to sit snugly on the gum line without the use of clips or adhesive. The stability of a foundation from the implants mean that the dentures will not shift or move. A stable fit leads to a more lifelike, natural appearance.
Are dentures supported by implants right for you?
Ask your Austin,TX Dentist about All-On-4® implant dentures. To schedule a consultation with Austin Prosthodontics in Austin, TX, call 512-250-9444. We also proudly welcome patients from Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Leander, and all surrounding Texas communities.