For thousands of years, dentures have been allowing people to chew foods harder than mashed bananas and flash some teeth when they smile. But they can be inconvenient, to say the least. The Richardson Dentisty has a better option with dental implants.
A dental implant provides the total package, so to speak. A single implant can support an artificial tooth, while several can support a set of dentures.
The implant procedure goes like this: A super-strong titanium post is anchored directly into the jawbone. In the case of a single implant, an abutment is attached to the post. A crown is attached to the abutment. For denture implants, multiple implants, usually at least four, provide anchors for the dentures.
Dental implants provide the following benefits:
Stability – Implants don’t move around in your mouth. This permits normal chewing, swallowing, and speech.
Bone Retention – The post prevents the bone loss that almost always occurs after a tooth is extracted
Dental implants prevent jaw muscle dysfunction that can occur when remaining teeth are forced to compensate for missing teeth
Implants eliminate gum irritation
No need for denture relines
No denture adhesive needed (Remember, they are anchored in your jawbone just like natural teeth!)
Dental implant patients with one or two missing teeth can replace each missing tooth with a permanent implant. Dental patients with significant tooth loss are usually best served with an implant-anchored denture.
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