If you have lost most of your teeth, or all of them, then your quality of life depends on tooth replacement. In order to restore lost teeth, we often recommend custom-made dentures secured with strong and dependable dental implants. In today’s blog, we’re looking at the benefits implant dentures offer our Clive, IA, patients.
Frequently Asked Questions About Implant Dentures
Question: What impacts will tooth loss have on my smile?
Answer: When we lose our teeth, the body takes immediate notice and suspends the flow of key nutrients to the jawbone. Without these essential doses, the nutrient-deprived jawbone tissue around the missing teeth deteriorate, leading to an increased risk of further tooth loss and an aged appearance. Patients also have trouble eating solid foods, speaking clearly, and may feel less confidence in their appearance.
Question: Will implant dentures last longer?
Answer: Yes! A removable denture tends to last between 5 and 10 years. However, since dental implants are inserted into the jawbone and act as new tooth roots, they last for many years, possibly even decades. Patients then enjoy more secure, and longer-lasting, tooth replacement.
Question: Do they look natural?
Answer: Yes! We take detailed impressions of your smile, which will be used in a dental lab to design the prosthetic. The resulting denture reflects your facial structure and fits comfortably. In addition, we use lifelike ceramic or zironia to create the new teeth, and the base will be made from acrylic and designed to mimic natural gum tissue.
Question: What is All-On-4?
Answer: Traditional implant dentures require between six and eight dental implant posts. However, All-On-4 uses specially placed dental implants to secure a full prosthetic with just four. These often work for patients that have lost jawbone tissue or may have difficulty with traditional implant-secured dentures. If you have any questions about addressing advanced tooth loss, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Multiple Missing Teeth?
Dr. Lawson and our team help address tooth loss with natural looking implant-secured prosthetics. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Clive, IA, at 515-278-4366.