If you are beginning to lose multiple teeth, your new condition can sometimes feel overwhelming. The effect on your appearance can be jarring as your facial muscles lose the support of your teeth and begin to sink in. Everyday activities like eating and speaking can become a chore as you attempt to maneuver around your missing teeth. Fortunately, modern dentistry can provide solutions to replace a full set of missing teeth. We could place a set of dental implant posts to support a fixed denture that remains secure in your mouth. With this technique, you need not worry about sticky adhesives, and better yet, you will discover how this prosthetic can maintain bone density.
At your Cerritos, CA, oral surgery office, we can place a set of fixed dentures to restore your smile as you adjust to tooth loss. Today’s blog can help you determine if this solution is appropriate for you!
A Dual Solution
Wearing traditional dentures offers the benefits of artificial teeth but with a few significant disadvantages. You may find the daily need for cleaning and storing them as you sleep quite a chore. This treatment requires replacement with an entirely new set as your jaw changes shape instead of providing a permanent fix. Alternatively, a set of implant-supported dentures, where we attach your denture to a set of titanium implant posts, can remain in your mouth for years to come.
Because your implants are biocompatible, your oral tissues fuse to the posts as you recover from surgery. This creates a permanent bond between the bone and your prosthetic while transferring the force of your bite as well. The stimulation of the bone helps maintain density as it signals your brain to continue maintaining the tissue.
Would You Benefit From Implant-Retained Dentures?
This treatment may be right for you if you are missing most or all of your teeth. We could perform a surgical extraction to remove your few remaining teeth to provide the foundation for an entire set of dentures. You may prefer this solution to installing individual implants for each tooth as it can reduce surgery time and cost. Sometimes your full set of dentures can be replaced with as little as four total implants.
Implant-retained dentures help you maintain your facial profile as they support bone health. With traditional dentures, your jaw may rapidly narrow as you lose bone tissue. Consider this esthetic bonus to restoring your teeth!
Speak With Your Cerritos, CA, Oral Surgeon About Solutions For Your Missing Teeth
While losing your teeth can be frustrating, you can receive treatment to restore your smile and maintain the health of your jaw. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082.