Securing Your Dentures With Dental Implants

March 14, 2019

Dentures help restore smiles suffering from advanced tooth loss. Otherwise, failure to address tooth loss could mean trouble eating and speaking, as well as an older appearance. In today’s blog, we’re looking at how dental implants can secure fixed dentures for patients in Olathe, KS. How do we place these secure alternatives to traditional and removable dentures?

When Do You Need a Prosthetic?

The prosthetic is designed to address severe cases of tooth loss, in which a person loses a majority, if not all, of their natural teeth. A partial addresses tooth loss in which the gaps are spread out across the arch. For those that don’t yet need a full, this is the perfect option. As implied by the name, a full denture addresses all teeth on one or both of your arches, offering a complete smile and improving your ability to eat and speak. If you suffer from tooth loss, talk to our team. Without treatment, missing teeth could mean an older appearance, jaw joint disorders such as TMJ disorder and bruxism, and difficulties speaking clearly or eating your favorite foods.

The Implant Alternative

Traditionally, a full set of dentures would be removable, held in place with natural suction. A partial would rely on metal clasps, which attach to natural teeth and anchor the new ones in place. But what if we had an alternative? An option that could secure a fixed full and partial, enabling them to last much longer and while also preserving facial structure and providing greater stability? With dental implants, we do. A dental implant is inserted into the jawbone, where it bonds with the jaw tissue like a tooth root. Stimulating the growth of jawbone tissue means preserving the jaw and enabling the new teeth to last much longer. After we insert the dental implants, we will attach the prosthetic to them.

Creating Your New Prosthetic

We want to make sure your new teeth look completely natural. In the design and fabrication process, we begin by taking detailed impressions of your smiles, as well as digital x-rays. These images allow experts at a dental lab to design full and partial prosthetics using lifelike materials, and ensure they fit comfortably and reflect your face’s unique structure. If you have any questions about implant secured prosthetics, or about addressing tooth loss, then contact our team today.

Ready for Lost Tooth Replacement?

Let’s help you enjoy a full and healthy smile, one that looks beautiful and restores your smile’s function. To schedule a consultation and talk about missing tooth replacements, then call E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, and all surrounding communities.