Dentures are an incredible way for us to help our patients have a new set of teeth, who are missing most of their teeth due to age or other factors. Our team at Salt Lake Family Dental in Murray, Utah has helped many residents restore their entire smile with traditional and implant-supported dentures.
Traditional dentures are exactly what you would picture when hearing the term dental dentures. These specific types include two arches of artificial gums and teeth that are placed on your gums every day for use. Implant-supported dentures have allowed our patients to have a more permanent fix for their entire smile while not having to deal with unwanted slipping or moving.
Implants are used in many different types of restorative procedures when it comes to replacing a tooth or teeth in a patient's mouth. If you are missing a single tooth, a row of teeth, or most of your teeth, dental implants provide a permanent solution.
The implant is a titanium rod that is surgically inserted into the jaw bone in the area where the artificial tooth or teeth need support. The implant provides significant support and stability for the new tooth restoration that will be placed.
Implants have significantly and positively changed the way that our patients experience dentures. We suggest consulting with Dr. Zurcher to determine your best options based on your overall oral health. This will include an evaluation of your gums, mouth and jaw bone to ensure you are an excellent candidate for implant supported dentures.
Implant supported dentures include 4 or more implants that will be surgically placed in each arch of your mouth. Once you have healed from the placement of the implants, your custom-made dentures will be placed. After dentures are in place and secured, they are unable to be removed unless by a dental professional with the correct equipment.
Some may wonder why implant-supported dentures are the better option compared to traditional dentures. Below are just a few of the reasons why our patients have chosen to have their dentures supported by implants:
- Traditional dentures tend to slip and move around while talking and chewing and can cause gum sores. If dentures are supported, there is no movement.
- While chewing with implant-supported dentures, stimulation through the implants is hitting the bone keeping it healthy and preventing deterioration.
Please come speak to one of our dental professionals at Salt Lake Family Dental in Murray, Utah to learn more about how implant-supported dentures could benefit you or even someone in your family!