Permanent Dentures Available With Your Derry, NH, Dentist
Do you have gaps in your teeth or even all of your teeth missing? Are you looking for an option that will look, feel, and perform like natural teeth? Having a healthy, beautiful smile is essential in today’s world. We would like to offer an option that may be just what you are looking for: it’s an implant-supported denture treatment.
What Is an Implant-Supported Denture?
Implant-supported dentures are permanent dentures. This means that, though they are a denture, they are securely placed in your jaw without ever needing removed. We do this by attaching your denture to dental implants. Dental implants are a small titanium rod gently placed into the gums and jaw. Within 3–6 months, the rod fuses with the jawbone and creates a “new” tooth root. A dental crown is placed atop the dental implant and this creates a “new” tooth that then provides a base to connect the denture.
Depending on how many teeth are missing will determine what type of dentures you will get at our Derry, NH, dentist office. If you have only some teeth missing side by side, you will most likely get a dental implant on each side of the gap and get a partial denture in between the dental crowns. If you are missing more teeth or even all your teeth, you can get more dental implants and have permanent dentures secured to the implants.
What Are the Advantages of Permanent Dentures?
Permanent dentures remove the worry, discomfort and limitations typically associated with dentures. With denture implants, you really do get a permanent set of new teeth!
On the first day, we strategically place 4 implants that will secure the false teeth to your jaw. The next day we place the temporary denture on the implants. After the dental implants heal, we place the final permanent dentures. While your implants are healing, you still have teeth that you can smile with, eat with, talk with, sing with, and laugh with. Implant dentures can give you your life back.
Traditional Dentures vs. Permanent Dentures
- Application | Traditional dentures are attached to a patient’s mouth using a sticky adhesive. Sometimes that adhesive can fail or lack the strength to keep the teeth completely in place, causing the dentures to slip or click at inopportune moments. Permanent dentures use dental implants to secure the dentures in place. No adhesive is necessary, and the dentures will never click or slip out of place again. You can enjoy all the foods that you love without worrying that your dentures will fall out.
- Comfort | Permanent dentures are precisely tailored to fit in a patient’s mouth comfortably. Sometimes traditional dentures won’t fit correctly and this can cause discomfort and stress. Permanent dentures fit exactly like your natural teeth and stay exactly where you want them.
- Health | Traditional dentures allow patients to eat well and speak comfortably again. However, traditional dentures only replace the outer portion of the tooth without replacing the tooth root. With permanent dentures, tooth implants are placed in key areas to keep your jawbone healthy and strong and avoid the sunken face appearance that is commonly associated with dentures.
Call Our Office to Start Restoring Your Full, Beautiful Smile
For more information about denture treatments including implant-supported dentures, call our office in Derry, NH, near Londonderry and Manchester, NH, today! We are a Dental Warranty certified practice.