Implant-supported dentures have restored normal biting power to thousands of people, and every day more and more people are choosing them. They are available at David Rice DDS in Elgin.
1. Traditional Dentures are not the only replacement selection for missing teeth. Dental implants used alone or in combination with a partial denture is often a better option. A removable appliance replaces only the visible parts of teeth, but an implant replaces both the root and crown of a tooth. Multiple implants, usually four, can support a full dental arch.
2. There are more than one type of denture. A removable denture replaces a complete upper or lower arch. There are also partial dentures that are used for patients who have some existing teeth. Partial dentures can be fixed in the mouth or detachable.
3. You may be a candidate for implant-anchored dentures. The essential factor is whether you have enough bone to support an implant. Bone grafting can promote new bone growth for some patients.
4. Regardless of your tooth replacement configuration—full dentures, partial dentures, or tooth implants—you still need to practice correct oral hygiene. Removable appliances should be cleaned daily.
5. Even if you have no natural teeth left, it’s vital that you have twice-yearly dental examination. Good oral health is a fundamental component of overall physical well-being.