If you’re a candidate for getting traditional dentures (or if you’ve been living with them for some time and are considering other options) it’s worth knowing that when it comes to advances in cosmetic dentistry Tequesta patients are fortunate — dental implants have become a mature, safe and effective oral surgery procedure that nearly everyone can benefit from.
With dentures that are supported by dental implants Jupiter patients see several advantages over traditional dentures. First, of course, implant supported dentures are more solidly attached to the jawbone than regular dentures, taking full advantage of the exceptionally strong bond that is formed between the implants and the bone itself. The strength of that bond is comparable to that holding your original teeth in place — and the process is permanent, meaning the posts will not move.
Traditional dentures rest on the gums themselves, and despite considerable advances in adhesive materials are still prone to slipping, which can cause embarrassment and irritation. What’s more, over the long term regular dentures actually contribute to jawbone deterioration, which changes the structure and look of a patient’s face — and making the dentures fit even less well.
After a post-surgical healing process that lasts several months, your new implants are ready for the implant-supported dentures to be mounted upon them; they’ll never slip, make noise, or fall out unless you or your dental professional removes them intentionally for cleaning. They are exceptionally durable, and easy to care for — they are very resistant to decay, and a minimal maintenance schedule will keep them in top shape for years.
For more information or to schedule a consultation with the experts in dental implants Tequesta trusts more than any other, call us today! We look forward to hearing from you!