Tired of Your Dentures?
Removable dentures are a fast and affordable way to replace a full arch of missing teeth. Though they remain popular, advances in dentistry have allowed us to create a more effective restoration by securing your denture with dental implants.
Read on to learn the many benefits of this innovative treatment.
Drawbacks of Traditional Dentures
Traditional dentures are still an effective treatment option for some patients, but they come with many drawbacks. Some of these include:
- Uncomfortable — Traditional dentures often pinch your gums and cause discomfort.
- Doesn’t Protect Your Oral Health — Because they’re removable, dentures don’t stimulate your jawbone. This leaves you prone to tooth decay and gum disease, not to mention sagging cheeks and wrinkled skin.
- Slips Out Of Place — Traditional dentures often slip or fall out of place when you’re eating and speaking. This causes social embarrassment and makes chewing difficult.
- Inconvenient to Clean — Dentures have to be removed every night and cleaned with special solutions. Even worse, you need messy adhesives to reattach your dentures and keep them in place.
Advantages of Full Mouth Implants
Full mouth implants offer a multitude of benefits that separate them from traditional ones, including:
- Comfort and stability
- Promotes healthy bone growth to protect your oral health
- Won’t slip out of place when you’re eating or speaking
- Easy maintenance with no need for special products or adhesives
- Much longer-lasting than traditional dentures
There are a few different kinds of implant-supported dentures. It’s important that you understand your options before seeking treatment.
- Snap-On Dentures — This treatment involves placing 2 to 4 dental implants and securing a denture to them. An attachment allows you to “snap” your denture in and out of your mouth, so you can remove it for cleaning and maintenance.
- Hybrid Dentures — Hybrid dentures give you the security of fixed implants with the convenience of removable ones. This method involves attaching your denture to your implants through a metal screw. This means your implant will stay in place but your dentist can remove it during check-ups.
- Fixed Dentures — Fixed dentures are the most stable and effective option because they never need to be removed. With this option, you can brush and floss your denture like you would your normal teeth. While this usually takes more time than the first two options, the stability and function of your new teeth will be hard to match.
Visit Dr. Crawford for Full Mouth Implants
If you’re interested in full mouth implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Crawford. He’ll examine your oral health and answer any questions you have about the procedure. He’ll also identify any health conditions that may complicate your treatment, such as lack of jawbone mass or infected gums.
With implant-supported dentures, you can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy and attractive smile. So what are you waiting for? Contact our practice in Lansing today and start your journey to a new smile.
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Life is too short to live with dentures that don’t fit properly. Consider upgrading to full mouth implants and get rid of the irritation and shrinking jawbone associated with dentures. From easier maintenance to more durability, full mouth implants have given millions of patients a new reason to smile. Contact us today to arrange a consultation with Dr. Crawford.