Using Dental Implants to Support Dentures
- Posted on: Jul 21 2012
When you are missing all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw, dentures supported by dental implants can provide a much stronger and more secure hold than traditional adhesive methods. Because dental implants are fused directly to your jawbone, they provide a sturdy and reliable structure to which your dentures can be attached.
Implant-supported dentures have many other benefits, including:
- Ability to eat a wider variety of foods
- No slippage
- No gum sores or irritation caused by ill-fitting dentures
- Easier speech
- Preservation of natural bone structure
In order to be a good candidate for dental implants, you should have enough bone density at the site of your missing tooth to support an implant. If you have lost too much bone, it is sometimes possible to restore it with a bone grafting procedure. You should also be in generally strong oral health and free of gum disease to help ensure a successful implant procedure. All of these factors will be discussed with you in detail during your initial consultation with Philadelphia implant dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall.
If you live in or around Philadelphia, Ardmore, or Main Line, Pennsylvania and are interested in a more effective way to secure your dentures, please contact Lindsey Marshall, DMD today to learn more about implant-supported dentures.
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