Millions of people are affected by the troubling issue of tooth loss. When the condition occurs, it can cause a person’s appearance to suffer, and it can make regular tasks like chewing food and speaking a major challenge. To make matters worse, leaving tooth loss untreated can lead to other issues such as facial structure loss and jawbone deterioration. Fortunately, dentures represent a great treatment method for dealing with tooth loss.
Dentures consist of natural-looking artificial teeth that are supported by a gum-colored base. They are worn inside a person’s mouth in order to provide them with the appearance and function of healthy, natural teeth. At Aqua Dental Loft, we take great pride in offering top-quality dentures that ensure both outstanding function and a natural look. Our practice supports both removable dentures with denture stabilization implants, and fixed dentures.
Denture Stabilization Implants
By making use of a permanently implanted metal framework, removable dentures with denture stabilization implants are designed to remain securely inside the user’s mouth whenever they are needed. This framework is surgically inserted into the jawbone, helping to ensure that the dentures will remain steady and secure whenever they are being used. When it’s time for cleaning, the removable dentures can be easily taken out of the mouth by the user and then quickly re-inserted for general use. With their great performance and ease of use, removable dentures with denture stabilization implants are a fantastic tooth-replacement option for many patients. When cared for properly, a set of removable dentures should last for up to eight years.
Fixed dentures use four to six dental implants that are surgically inserted into a person’s jawbone to remain securely in place at all times. Once fixed dentures have been installed, they cannot be removed in any way, except through oral surgery. Because the implants provide the same type of support as natural tooth roots, most people with fixed dentures say that they feel the same as their original teeth.
Perhaps the best aspect of fixed dentures is the strength and stability that they provide. If fixed dentures are cared for properly, they should last an entire lifetime, never requiring replacement.
If you would like to learn more about removable dentures with denture stabilization implants or permanently fixed dentures, please call us at (561) 264-2264 to schedule an appointment.