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Denture Implants in South Carolina

If traditional dentures are not for you, you may want to consider denture implants. Implants offer a more secure, stable, and natural alternative to removable dentures- and they are far more common than you may think. Over time, traditional dentures can slip, slide, and not fit as snugly as they once did. As the patient ages, they could experience tooth loss or even weight loss that can affect how securely the dentures fit over the jaw. The answer to this may be denture stabilization.

Denture Stabilization

Your jaw may grow, shift, or move over the course of time. This could lead to some embarrassing experiences, including difficulty when you eat or speak. If you lose another tooth, this may also impact how securely and well your dentures fit. The key to solving this issue is to stabilize the denture in some way. Denture implants make use of metal posts that secure to the bone and fuse to your jaw. These feel like natural teeth, without the slipping and moving of regular dentures. Denture stabilization is a process that secures and affixes dentures in place, so that you never have to worry about this issue again.  

What to Expect?

The process of getting denture implants involves dental implant surgery. This is when the implants- usually between two and six- are inserted into the jawbone. There is a recovery time to follow, which allows the implants to fuse and become secure. After the implants become fused to your jawbone, the provider will retrofit dentures specifically for you, that are snapped in and on the implants. The result is a very stable denture that feels comfortable and looks natural. 

Benefits of Dental Implants

So, need more reasons to consider dental implants? Besides the comfort and aesthetics of denture implants, there are some additional benefits that you will experience from this dental option:
  • No pinching or pain when eating, biting, or chewing. 
  • No irritation to the gums, tongue, or cheeks. 
  • No embarrassing sounds when you speak or eat because the dentures are much more secure.  
Many patients report that they feel more confident and self-assured when they know that they won’t have any slipping or shifting of their dentures. This may contribute to an improved quality of life overall for some!

Frequently Asked Questions

A. The benefits of stabilizing your dentures includes improved ability to chew, bite, eat, and swallow food- which leads to better and easier digestion. It is also easier to articulate when speaking when your dentures are securely in place. Denture implants are often much more comfortable for wearers than traditional dentures are. Since you treat denture implants like regular teeth, they are easier to maintain and clean than regular dentures. Make sure to brush twice and floss at least once daily.
A. Some patients use denture adhesive to stabilize their dentures, but this can be unappealing and messy. Denture stabilization could be an excellent option for some, relying on strong metal posts that create a support for the denture. There is far less opportunity for the denture to shift or move, as it possibly can with regular dentures. Talk to your dental provider to learn more.
A. Dental Veneers offer a natural and transformative appearance. The veneer material is resistant to discoloration, so your smile stays whiter longer. These veneers are durable and long lasting, too.
A. The best denture for you is the one that best suits your current dental condition and needs. You have several options for teeth replacement. Talk to your dentist to find out what one is most appropriate for you.
A. It can take between two and six implants to replace an arch of teeth, depending on the condition of your mouth, jaw, and type of replacements being implemented.
A. Implants generally look and feel more natural than traditional dentures. It is very difficult to distinguish a denture implant from a natural tooth. Since they are stabilized and supported by the jawbone, they function more smoothly and easily than dentures.
A. Typically, denture implants are supported and stabilized with two to six metal posts, or implants. It depends on the condition of your jaw and how many teeth need replacing that determines the number of posts that are needed for a denture. More implants create a more secure and strong grip- but if you are only replacing a tooth or two, you will not need many posts.
A. Dental implants can be used to replace as many teeth as you are missing. It generally requires an implant per tooth, but there are options that can cut this down to four implants for an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. This greatly reduces the time it takes to replace the teeth, as well as the recovery time from dental implant surgery. If you need an entire upper arch, lower arch, or both replaced, talk to your dentist about All On 4 dental implants- they are versatile and innovative!
A. Naturally, the choice of whether to get dentures or implants is yours. Your dental provider will be able to provide pertinent information that point toward the best solution for you and your smile. Denture implants are merely one option and a viable alternative to traditional dentures- and the many disadvantages that regular dentures may have. The best approach to finding a satisfying resolution to your missing teeth is to first discuss options with your provider. There are factors to consider when narrowing the options- and an exam and evaluation is the first course of action.

Thinking about dentures? Contact us today at Ammons Dental by Design to learn more!

If you live in South Carolina, visit Ammons Dental by Design to find out if denture implants are right for you. We offer locations in Summerville, downtown Charleston, Camden, and James Island for your convenience. Call to schedule your appointment today!

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