Implant-supported dentures by Alexandria dentist, Dr. Stone, are the perfect way to stabilize uncomfortable or loose-fitting dentures, or as an initial tooth replacement solution. If you currently feel troubled by your dentures, consider the latest alternative, which will give you a sturdy fit that is completely comfortable and improves the appearance and functionality of your smile.
Implant-supported dentures are held in place with the assistance of carefully placed dental implants. Dental implants are surgically placed directly into the jaw, where the implant and bone become one through a process called osseointegration. Once the process of osseointegration is complete, an abutment will be attached to the implant. Your dentures will snap on to the implant for a stable placement that prevents shifting or movement of the denture, boosting your ability to eat, speak and smile confidently.
While there are many benefits an implant-supported denture can provide your mouth in terms of function and esthetics, one major benefit is in the way the implants protect bone health. When a tooth is missing, the bone in the jaw lacks the support it needs to stay healthy. Over time, the bone will begin to deteriorate, which may cause facial muscles to become weak or pose risk to your long-term health. By acting as a direct replacement for the missing tooth root, a dental implant provides the needed support for your continued bone health.
Dr. Stone has the expertise to provide all types of dentures, but in most cases, an implant-supported denture will offer the most benefit to a patient who chooses dentures as an option for tooth replacement. Through detailed consultation, he’ll take the time to discuss your needs and concerns and help you decide which tooth replacement solution meets your needs the absolute best.
If you have one or more missing teeth and are considering your options for replacement, we encourage you to discuss dental implants and implant-supported dentures with Alexandria dentist, Dr. Stone. Contact Stone Aesthetic Dentistry to schedule your one-on-one consultation today.