Tooth loss is a serious oral health issue experienced by millions of people from all walks of life. Teeth play a big role in a person’s appearance, and they are vital for everyday tasks such as speaking and chewing. If tooth loss is left untreated, it can lead to more serious issues, such as the deterioration of the jawbone, loss of facial structure, severe bit imbalances and wanted tooth shifts.
At Admire Dental Southgate, we recognize the severity of this problem. That is why we are proud to provide our patients with custom-built dentures that provide the full function and appearance of healthy, natural teeth. Our lineup of denture services includes denture stabilization implants and fixed dentures.
Denture Stabilization Implants
Consisting of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base, dentures are worn inside the mouth to provide the look and function of healthy teeth. Patients who wear dentures say that they feel comfortable and completely natural. The oral health experts at Admire Dental Southgate strongly recommend the use either removable dentures with denture stabilization implants or fixed dentures because of their superior strength and stability over traditional suction based dentures.
Removable dentures with denture stabilization implants remain securely in place at all times using a permanently-implanted metal framework. This framework can be installed in just one minimally-invasive surgery, and it is designed to last a lifetime with proper care. The removable dentures are attached to this framework, and they remain tightly in place even while talking or eating. When they require cleaning, the user can easily take the dentures out and then quickly reinsert them when needed. Removable dentures typically last up to eight years before needing to be replaced.
Fixed dentures are one of the most popular options for patients suffering from tooth loss. Using four to six dental implants per arch, they remain securely attached inside the wearer’s mouth at all times. Since the dental implants function like natural tooth roots, users say that fixed dentures feel like natural teeth. Many patients prefer fixed dentures because they provide the best performance in terms of strength and stability. A set of fixed dentures should last a lifetime with proper maintenance.
If you are suffering from tooth loss and you would like to learn about the possibility of using dentures, please contact our office to set up a consultation. You may call us at (734) 441-0200 to schedule an appointment.