Can Dental Implants Support Dentures?

What are your options when you lose all of your teeth, or a vast majority of them? Instead of living with the embarrassment of near-total tooth loss, and the health impacts that come along with it, why not talk to your Astoria, NY, dentist? With implant dentistry, we have a long-lasting and natural looking solution to tooth loss.

Traditional vs. Implant Dentures

A traditional full denture replaces every tooth on an arch, and is held in place with natural suction. Some patients may use a special adhesive for added security. However, these may occasionally slip during meals or speech, and could require replacement after 5 to 10 years. But if we place between six and eight dental implants per arch, and then attach the custom-made denture portion, we can offer a fixed prosthetic, one that never slips when you eat or speak. The denture is created with lifelike materials, such as ceramic for the new teeth and an acrylic base designed to mimic the appearance of gum tissue. Since the dental implants act as new tooth roots and stimulates the growth of jawbone tissue, they can also last for a long time, decades and potentially even a lifetime in some cases.

Placement and Maintenance

First, we will assess the health and stability of your jawbone. The dentist wants to make sure you haven’t lost too much jawbone tissue, as missing teeth could lead to loss of jawbone density. If you have lost jawbone structure, the implant could fail unless we perform a bone grafting procedure to strengthen your jawbone. We also watch for gum disease, as the advanced stage could cause loose or lost teeth, as well as implant failure. Our team may suggest treatment to manage the disease prior to placement. Once your new denture is in place, routine care will be administered to protect your newly complete smile. We will provide detailed care instructions and schedule visits to monitor your smile, helping you enjoy a full smile for years to come.

Don’t Ignore Your Tooth Loss!

If you have lost one or several teeth, please come see us. Remember, missing teeth have been linked to an aged appearance, difficulties eating, poorer overall health, and negative impacts on social life. With an implant-secured replacement option, we can help you enjoy a full and functional smile, eating your favorite foods again and smiling with confidence! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact our team today. We’re ready to help you by addressing your oral health concerns!

Let’s Treat Your Tooth Loss!

We want to help you enjoy a full, healthy smile for years to come. For more information on the benefits of implant dentistry, or to schedule a consultation, call Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.