Dental Implants for Dentures
Dental implants are one of the ways that dental technology is radically changing the profession—and people’s oral health—for the better. Implants are made of titanium alloy anchors that are inserted firmly into the actual bone of the jaw, anchors that can then be used to hold a replacement tooth (a dental crown) or dentures firmly in place. Midtown Dental has been working with dental implants for a decade, time enough to see that this procedure is an essential one for full-service general dentistry.
Denture wearers stand to gain the most from dental implants. Anyone who has had dentures knows the trouble that they can be, slipping out of your mouth at inopportune moments, losing their fit over time, and giving the mouth the persistent flavor of denture adhesive. Even at their best, dentures often do not allow the wearer to chew food well, leading to dietary and cardiovascular problems. How can dentures be made fully functional? Enter the implant. With 2-4 implants placed in the upper or lower jaws, specially designed dentures can be snapped down on titanium posts connected with the natural bone. In other words, your teeth and your jawbone become one again, preventing bone loss in the jaw while bringing your teeth back to 100% effectiveness.
You don’t have to lose all your teeth, however, to benefit from dental implants. Implants can anchor bridges, partials, and single teeth just as easily, allowing you to add specifically designed new teeth right beside the natural ones. If you are missing teeth, think about how it would feel to chew with confidence again, with all your teeth not only present and accounted for but also firmly rooted again in your jawbone, with no chance of slipping, breaking, or falling out.
If you’ve been without teeth for some time, the dentists at Midtown Dental might have to do a bone graft so that the posts can be set, but the sooner you put that bone back to work, the healthier your jaw, your heart, and your whole body will be. Call Midtown Dental today to set up a consultation and see how dental implants can bring your teeth back to life.