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Today’s dental implants have revolutionized the way missing teeth are replaced. And these days dental implants can do more than just fill the gap left by a single missing tooth. They can also be used to anchor dentures.
Now, instead of getting an implant placed for each missing tooth, our dentist can attach a denture to a few dental implants, giving you a complete set of teeth that stays in your mouth 24 hours a day. These are called implant-supported dentures or an implant-supported bridge.
To find out how an implant-supported denture might help you, call Galt Family Dentistry today at (954) 302-7410. You will learn whether you’re a good candidate for an implant-supported denture, how long it will take for you to get your new teeth, and how to pay for the implant-supported dentures with your monthly budget.
What is the Difference Between a Removable Denture and an Implant-Supported Denture?
A traditional denture is a row of artificial teeth attached to a base that rests on top of your gums. The denture is kept in place with denture adhesive and by using the muscles of your mouth, which may take some getting used to. Traditional dentures often slide out of place, especially when opening your mouth wide to laugh or sing. They are removable and must be taken out each night and stored in solution or water.
Implant-supported dentures, on the other hand, are fixed permanently in your mouth. Our dentist in Fort Lauderdale will place two, four, or six dental implants into your jawbone where they will fuse with the bone to provide a stable base. The denture is then latched on to the dental implants, giving you a set of beautiful, natural-looking teeth that won’t slip or slide.
What Are the Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures?
During your first visit, our team at Galt Family Dentistry will be happy to discuss the benefits of getting implant-supported dentures. Here are some of the reasons why so many people are choosing to get permanent dentures:
There is no nightly removal necessary. They stay in your mouth, just like natural teeth.
There is no need for a flat piece along the roof of the mouth with an implant-supported top denture like there is with removable dentures.
Unlike with traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures won’t slip out of place.
Throw out the messy denture adhesive. You won’t need it.
There’s no risk of dropping and damaging implant-supported dentures.
The implants will act like natural tooth roots, preventing bone loss. And because there is less bone loss, there’s less premature wrinkling around the mouth, allowing you to keep a more youthful appearance.
They also make it easier to eat, to speak clearly, and to sing.
These new implant-supported dentures will make you feel great about your smile again, which will boost your self-esteem and your self-confidence.
What Are the Different Types of Implant-Supported Dentures?
There are two types of implant-supported dentures, also called overdentures, because they fit over the implants. The first type of overdenture is permanent; the denture is permanently fastened to the dental implants and the artificial teeth stay in your mouth around the clock.
The second type of implant-supported denture is removable. While the implants are permanently embedded in the jawbone, the denture can be taken out each night.
Schedule a Consultation with our Implant Dentist Today
If you want a denture that won’t slip or slide, call our implant dentist in Fort Lauderdale today. More than 23 million Americans are missing all their top teeth or bottom teeth, and dealing with tooth loss is not easy. But an implant-supported denture restores your ability to eat all your favorite foods, sing out with the choir and smile with more confidence.
Call our office today at (954) 302-7410 to schedule your consultation.