What Are Implant Retained Dentures?

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There’s no denying that missing one or more teeth can have devastating consequences for your smile. After all, tooth loss impacts the way your smile looks and your mouth functions, often making it difficult to eat your favorite foods or be understood when you speak.

It makes sense, then, that these effects often lead to low self-esteem and a lack of confidence. But it’s not only your mental and emotional wellness that suffers. Tooth loss can also have a negative influence on your oral health.

Even just one missing tooth can lead to bone recession in the jaw line, which can cause your remaining teeth to shift or even fall out over time. For this reason, it’s always recommended that you replace any missing teeth as soon as possible. Modern dentistry offers a variety of solutions that may be right for you, but two that stand out are dentures and dental implants.

Dentures can replace full arches of missing teeth

Dentures are the time-tested, traditional solution to restore the beauty, health, and function of your smile. Dentures are fabricated teeth that are ideal for replacing full arches of missing teeth, so they can be used for your top or bottom rows of teeth, or your entire mouth if needed. They can help you feel like yourself again, enabling you to eat, speak, and smile normally again.

Dentures do have drawbacks, however. Because dentures are removable, for example, they need to be kept in place over your gums by a sticky, goopy paste, which can be unreliable and cause slipping and discomfort.

For this reason and others, modern dentistry recognizes that, although dentures have their benefits, they often fail to fully address the problem of missing teeth, especially in cases of complete tooth loss.

Implant retained dentures are a more permanent tooth loss solution. They stay in place without the need for dental adhesives, and they employ the gold standard in tooth replacement: dental implants.

Implant retained dentures are a permanent tooth replacement solution

Dental implants attach directly to the jawbone, providing stability and support for the prosthetic teeth that rest comfortably above the gum line, resulting in what we refer to as implant supported dentures, or implant retained dentures.

Since they’re implanted into the jawbone, implant retained dentures stimulate bone growth, just like natural teeth do, as you bite and chew. Such stimulation helps restore and maintain your natural facial profile. This helps to prevent a sagging, aged appearance that’s often associated with tooth loss.

At Charlotte Dental Implant Center, Dr. Ramesh Sunar strategically places your dental implants based on the condition and needs of your smile to achieve optimal, long-lasting, natural-looking results. Our experienced and licensed denturists construct your dentures on-site in our dental lab, and you can see them as they’re made.

Benefits and advantages of your implant retained dentures include:

Are implant retained dentures right for me?

When it comes to replacing your missing teeth, we at Charlotte Dental Implant Center want you to feel confident in the decision you’re making for the future of your smile. With a variety of tooth replacement solutions available, we’re here to help you make the right choice based on your unique circumstances, wants, and needs.

We invite you to meet our team here in Charlotte and speak with Dr. Sunar to discuss the future of your smile. To take the next step toward looking and feeling like yourself again, contact us by phone or online to schedule your implant retained dentures consultation.

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