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Do missing teeth keep you from smiling broadly? The dentists at [GEIOD] are ready to help using the latest advances in dental implants and dentures to restore your self-confidence.
When you’ve had a tooth extracted or lost a tooth to gum disease or other factors, you’ve likely had the option to replace it with a dental implant. If you’ve lost an entire row of teeth and are considering getting a denture, an implant supported denture or an implant-supported bridge could be your permanent solution. In this technique, a denture is attached to well-placed implants to give you a new smile and renewed self-confidence.
Learn if implant-supported denture is a good fit for you by calling Dental One Associates of Manassas today at (571) 535-2365 for an appointment. After your consult, you will have the answers you need, including: am I a good candidate for this procedure, how soon until I can show off my new smile and how can I fit this procedure into my monthly budget.
What is the Difference Between a Traditional, Removable Denture and an Implant-Supported Denture?
For decades, people have use removable dentures. A denture is a row of artificial teeth affixed to a base that sits atop your gums. It is kept in place by sticky denture adhesive and the muscles of your mouth, which is workable but sometimes awkward. Occasionally, dentures can slip and slide out of place, especially when you open your mouth wide while eating, laughing or even singing.
And until you’ve grown accustomed to the feel of the denture, it also can interfere with the way you pronounce some words. A traditional denture also needs to be removed nightly for cleaning and an overnight soak.
Unlike a removable denture, an implant-supported denture is fixed permanently in your mouth and can’t slip out of place. You also brush it like your natural teeth. Our dentist in Manassas will figure the best placement in your jawbone of two-to-six dental implants where they fuse with the bone to provide a stable base. A denture then will permanently connect to the implant, giving you a bright, natural-looking smile.
What Are the Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures?
Our skilled team at Dental One Associates of Manassas will discuss with you all options for your new smile, including an implant-supported denture. Here are some reasons people like you are making the choice for a permanent replacement:
- They perform like real teeth and remain in your mouth.
- An implant-supported top denture does not have a plastic piece that fits along the roof of the mouth, making it more comfortable than a traditional denture.
- Implants don’t slip, slide or fall out.
- Eliminates the need for messy denture adhesive.
- There is no risk they will be dropped or damaged.
- Dental implants mimic natural tooth roots, preventing bone loss.
- Since the bone structure and gum line remains intact, it reduces the likelihood of premature wrinkling.
- Implant-supported dentures let you eat, speak clearly, and sing – with gusto!
More importantly, they will make you feel great about your smile again and that will boost your self-esteem and your self-confidence.
What Are the Different Types of Implant-Supported Dentures?
You can consider two types of implant-supported dentures, also known as overdentures because the denture fits over the implants. The permanent overdenture is just that – it permanently fastens to the dental implants, always remaining in your mouth and treated like natural teeth.
Th second type of overdenture is removable. While the implants are permanently embedded in your jawbone, the denture itself can be unfastened and taken out nightly for cleaning.
Schedule a Consultation with our Implant Dentist Today
More than 23 million Americans are missing a few or most of their teeth, which can be stressful and wreak havoc on self-esteem. Call our implant dentist at Manassas today at (571) 535-2365 to discuss what option is best for you. We are eager to help.