If you already have traditional dentures then you understand the important role they play with your smile. Dentures give you back your ability to chew, bite, and speak. They can also give you back that appearance of a full smile. Traditional dentures can come with their own set of hassles though. Dentures can slip out of your mouth because of a wonky fit. Traditional dentures do not prevent against bone loss in your jaw, which can happen once you are missing teeth. This bone loss can affect the fit of the dentures in your mouth. Dentures supported by implants can permanently restore your smile. If you have traditional dentures or if have missing teeth, you may want to consider implant-supported dentures.
Without stimulation from the roots of your natural teeth, your jawbone may begin to lose bone density. Your body may start to take minerals away because your body believes that the bone is no longer useful. This can lead to a softening, weakening, and reshaping of the jaw. If your jawbone changes shape, it can affect the way your traditional dentures fit. Implants can keep bone resorption from happening by stimulating the bone. Implants integrate and fuse to your jawbone, which creates lasting stability for the dentures. With support from implants, your dentures can stay firmly in place without the use of adhesives or metal clips.
Implant-supported dentures allow for the base of the dentures to sit snugly on the gum line. The stability from the implants mean that the dentures will not shift or move. A stable fit leads to a more realistic appearance.
Talk to Dr. Carmona about dentures supported by implants. 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.