A perfect smile is something that all men and women in Gaylord, Michigan strive for, but with so many options for replacing broken, damaged and missing teeth, it can be difficult to determine which option is best. For many, dentures are the number one choice. But how do you know if dentures are right for you? Moylan Family Dentistry in Gaylord, MI can help.
There are many possible factors that would make you a candidate for dentures. One of the most common factors that lead to the need for dentures is periodontal disease. Periodontal diseases left unchecked will eventually lead to tooth loss.
Severe tooth decay in Gaylord, MI patients can be another need for dentures. Decay past the point of repair, requires extraction; however even a single tooth can be replaced by a denture implant. Physical injuries are also a common factor in the need for dentures. Automobile accidents and sports injuries can lead to tooth loss, but a wide variety of custom-made dentures are available to fit every need.
How Does Implant Stabilization for Dentures Work?
As few as 2-4 mini implants or traditional dental implants are placed in strategic points in the mouth.
Next, a new streamlined denture is made that is permanently affixed over the dental implants, which never comes out. This type of “All-on-4™” or “hybrid” style denture is slimmer and follows the contour of your natural bite (freeing up the extra space in the roof of your mouth.)
If you have an existing denture, often times it can be retrofitted to be secured with the dental implants or a new denture is made, so that it can snap in and out over the implant abutments. You would remove this denture for routine care and maintenance, just like a traditional denture.
Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures
Because dental implants enhance your bone quality and quantity, your stabilized denture will help to reduce the changes in how your facial profile is affected by bone loss. You might feel like you look younger than you have in years!
Call Moylan Family Dentistry today to schedule a dental implant supported denture consultation.