Dentures vs. Dental Implants
The idea of dentures can be stressful to most. Many of our patients picture dentures to be the traditional loose dentures that seem to come out with the worst possible timing. There have been decades of humorous situations shown on tv of older people and their dentures. Thankfully, today, our patients have choices. We can help you have dentures that are functional, look natural, feel natural and best of all, stay put. Implant retained dentures provide a treatment for firm, useful teeth. Our staff at Pine Belt Periodontics, PLLC, can eliminate the worst case scenarios of dentures and provide you with restored teeth.
Traditional loose dentures provide patients with a new set of teeth when their own teeth have been lost. They provide a great service with one big downside, they’re loose. Traditional dentures are retained through simply suction or over the counter adhesive, neither of which are great. The denture wearer may find limited relief but it will never feel secure or natural.
Implant retained dentures provide that missing piece of a firm fitting that loose dentures are missing. A dental implant is a device that we can surgically embed into the jawbone to establish a firm post. These posts will hold your denture firmly on the gum ridge and should stop the denture from rocking, shifting or coming loose. The number of implants, or posts, required will depend on the system you choose. Implant retained dentures include:
We can help you have dentures that function and feel much more like your natural teeth, and best of all, stay where they belong. During your consultation we can discuss the various treatments we offer and which options may be best for you.