Losing all of your teeth is frustrating, but finding the right prosthetic can make all the difference in creating comfortable and dependable dental function. At Saidi Dental Group, we help patients find the best solution for tooth loss and enjoy a hassle-free smile.
If you’re considering removable, adhesive dentures or implant treatments, we have provided the following guide to help you understand what these prosthetics can offer:
These complete dental prosthetics are economical and convenient for many. They are applied each day with denture paste and removed each evening to soak and clean. The process for receiving these traditional dentures is non-invasive and does not involve surgical treatments. Patients have impressions taken of their existing bite so dentures can be fabricated appropriately.
Potential drawbacks of this service include lack of stability, inability to eat dense and crunchy foods, and soft tissue irritation. Lower dentures can be particularly problematic and slip out of place throughout the day.
Dental implants create an improved denture experience by adding prosthetic tooth roots to which your dentures are attached. There are many ways to enjoy implant-supported dentures appliances; patients can opt for minimal implant placement or a full arch of implants to permanently retain their replacement teeth. With implants, patients experience a more natural fit and feel. Their teeth do not become loose throughout the day, and they can eat a much broader range of foods, including nutritious and fibrous foods that are difficult to eat without stabilized dentures.
Options for Removable, Anchored Prosthetics
If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, removable dentures with the improved function of implants, your treatment will be designed to fit your needs. While implant dentures can be permanently screw-retained and removed only at your routine dental cleanings, they can also be snap-on appliances. With just two implants per dental arch and special attachments to each post, dentures are modified to snap into and off of implants.
These removable, snap-on dentures offer improvements in functionality compared to adhesive dentures and require less maintenance. Your teeth will not slip out of place while you are speaking and eating.
Ask us about your implant denture options! If you have questions about what we can do to improve your denture-wearing experience, contact Saidi Dental Group for a consultation.