While effective, removable dentures do need to be replaced every few years, and the risk of slipping during meals and speech is always there. However, for a more secure and long-lasting option we may support a set of dentures with dental implants. In today’s blog, your Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist looks at how we support a new smile with implant dentistry.
When to Seek Dentures
When you lose a single tooth, we suggest seeing us for treatment. With a dental bridge or a single-tooth dental implant, our team can address the gap in your smile and offer treatment to prevent tooth loss. However, if you have lost a number of teeth, possibly a majority of them, then you will need more than a bridge or individual dental implant. Instead, you may benefit from a complete denture. Unlike removable options, this will not rely on suction to stay in place. Instead, they will be fixed in place with implant dentistry, meaning they never slip when you eat or speak, and they have the ability to preserve your facial structure and last for decades, potentially even a lifetime!
Crafting Your Custom Prosthetics
Crafting begins with an initial visit in which we take detailed impressions, measurements, and images of your smile. We use these details to help us design and fabricate the finished product. The prosthetic itself will consist of an acrylic base designed to look like gum tissue. New teeth, known as pontics, will be set into the base. Others don’t use a base, and the row of new teeth will be directly connected to the new dental implants. The material used for the new teeth ensures they not only look natural, but that they can absorb daily bite forces and provide a durable and dependable chewing surface.
Placing Your Dental Implants
The new roots will be in the form of several dental implants inserted into each arch. These act as roots and stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue, preventing the loss of mass and density that often require removable dentures to be replaced every 5 to 10 years, and eventually leads to an older appearance. Once they bond with the jawbone, a process known as osseointegration, we attach a completed prosthetic, providing a fixed and lifelike solution to tooth loss. If you have any questions, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Any Questions About Our Prosthetics?
Addressing a severe case of tooth loss is possible with custom and long-lasting dentures. Schedule a visit with your Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist right away by calling Stadium Dental and Orthodontics at (909) 476-9678. We proudly welcome patients from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, as well as Ontario, Fontana, Upland, Rialto, and the surrounding communities.