It used to be that your dentures had to be glued to the surface of the gum, which was often sticky and a mess. And it didn’t necessarily fit right. Nobody wants their teeth falling out while trying to give a speech at their grandchild’s wedding!
But today, with what is known as implanted-supported dentures, you may be able to connect your prosthetic to a few implant sites throughout the mouth. This is often referred to as “all-on-four,” as most often, four posts are placed on both the upper and lower jaw.
Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist speaks to you about the possibility of an entire new set of teeth, with minimal surgery.
How Are These Different?
With traditional dentures, the whole mouth prosthetic device is glued to the gums. Often, there are issues with proper adhesion, or just make a terrible mess. And you have to store them at night, making sure they are cleaned and sanitary. It can get to be a bit much!
With advances in implant technology, whole mouth dentures can be a lot less of a hassle. Fixed dentures rely upon a set number of implant sites (usually 4 for top and the same for bottom). A permanent denture is attached to the site, creating a lasting solution for your smile.
This approach has numerous benefits over traditional dentures. And is much more affordable than individual implants, with less trauma to the mouth.
Are They A Fit For Me?
One significant advantage to a permanent denture is its likelihood of saving jaw bone decay. Over time, a mouth without teeth will recede, known as resorbing. Connecting a prosthetic that closely mirrors the teeth helps prevent this.
This solution also allows for a stronger bite, and no likelihood of them falling out during speech. Nobody else has to know that you are even wearing dentures! Our ideal solution mirrors your smile as much as possible, but at your best.
If you are in need of a whole mouth restoration solution, fixed dentures may be an option that could benefit you. If you are looking for a more affordable solution than a full mouth of implants, this is a happy medium between implants and traditional dentures.
The development of implant technology has led to serious breakthroughs on how we correct dental deterioration. These advances also allow for maintaining your similar profile appearance.
Dentures can sometimes alter the way someone appears, as the prosthetic does not completely align with their face. There is less likelihood of this with fixed dentures, as the structure hugs onto the gums. It also does not cover the roof of the mouth!
Call Us Today!
If you have any questions on a full range of implant solutions, please give Dr. Hofkes at Balboa Dental Surgery a call at (949)630-0143. Or stop by our office here in Newport Beach, CA!