Could Implant-Supported Dentures Help Me?
Find out how this dental prosthetic could be improved through implants.
Are you dealing with tooth loss? Do you currently have dentures? Are you finding yourself a bit disappointed or unsatisfied with your dentures? Unfortunately, there are quite a few people who think dentures will function just like natural teeth and become a bit surprised when they deal with this oral prosthetic shifting and moving around during inopportune times. If this sounds like you, or Fresno, CA, dentist Dr. Alexander Pritsky is here to tell you how dental implants could help solve this problem.
What are dental implants?
Implants are another way to replace one or more missing teeth. The main difference between this restoration and other tooth replacements is that this small metal post is actually the closest thing you can get to a natural tooth. Implants are made to work and even look just like natural teeth in ways that other artificial teeth just can’t.
The magic lies in how the implant itself works. Since the implant is meant to replace your missing tooth’s roots the first thing our Fresno, CA, implant dentist will do is drill a small hole into the jawbone to place the implant. This minor procedure only requires local anesthesia in order to numb the area prior to treatment and it can be performed right here in our office.
Of course, over the course of several months, the jawbone and tissue will begin to heal. When they do so they will naturally grow around the implant, making it a permanent structure within the jawbone. From there, this long-term implant can now support an artificial tooth such as a crown.
How do dental implants work with dentures?
Of course, if you are dealing with significant tooth loss then you may just assume that your only option is dentures. If you already have dentures you may find that they don’t fit as well as you would have hoped. Maybe they move around in your mouth when trying to talk or chew. Maybe you still can’t enjoy all of your favorite foods the way you had hoped. This is when it’s time to chat with us about dental implants.
Multiple implants can be placed throughout the jawbone to support partial or full dentures to stabilize and hold them in place so they don’t move around. Of course, you’ll still need to remove your dentures every night before bedtime, but by having implants to support them you’ll find that your dentures function and feel better than they did prior to getting implants.
Do you want to find out if dental implants could improve the fit and feel of your dentures? If so, then call Fresno Dental Implant Center. Our Fresno, CA, dental implant specialist Dr. Alexander Pritsky is here to improve your smile for the long term.