Everything You Need to Know About Implant Dentures

If you are missing one or more teeth and have opted for dentures, you are far from alone.

In fact, according to the American College of Prosthodontists, 120 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth and 36 million of them don’t have any teeth at all. A vast majority of those who suffer from edentulism, or toothlessness, wear dentures.

Despite the many advances in the manufacture and look of dentures, it all comes down to compliance. Yes, you actually have to wear them to get the benefits of eating that steak dinner with corn-on-the-cob. And you aren’t going to feel like the life of the party telling jokes if your dentures are loose and you’re afraid they will fall out during the punchline. Of course, if you have ill-fitting, uncomfortable dentures, you aren’t going to wear them.

The highly-experienced dentists from Wellness Dental, with locations in Mesa, Chandler, Phoenix, and Peoria, Arizona, give you the inside scoop on implant dentures so you can start wearing your dentures with confidence.

No more loose or slipping dentures

Implant dentures, also known as implant-supported dentures, are designed for people who don’t have any remaining natural teeth but have plenty of strong bone to support implants. The implants are used to basically anchor the dentures in place to keep them stable. Implant dentures are normally used for the lower jaw since most instability tends to be there. With implant dentures, embarrassing slipping and sliding dentures will be a thing of the past.

Removable or fixed options available

Implant dentures can be fixed in place or removable. Fixed implant dentures use bridgework and crowns to provide a permanent, non-removable option. With the removable option, you will be able to easily take out your denture for cleaning. There are a few different types of removable implant dentures, but the three most common types are called bar-retained, ball-retained, and locator attachments. Each type differs by the mechanics of how they attach to the denture; however, the basic premise in the same.

An acrylic-based denture is created to look like your gums, and artificial teeth made of porcelain or acrylic are attached to the base to look like your natural teeth. At least two implants are placed into your jaw in the front of your mouth to hold the dentures securely in place. The implant process may take one or two appointments over the course of several months. However, the dentists at Wellness Dental design a specific treatment plan based on your particular case so your treatment time frame may differ.

No more messy adhesives

Say goodbye to the expense and hassle of messy denture adhesives. With implant dentures, you won’t need to use adhesives to keep your dentures in place. Laugh, eat, and enjoy a well-lived life without ever having to shop for messy denture adhesives ever again.

Increased comfort and confidence

When was the last time you really felt confident, comfortable, and secure about your dentures? Implant dentures will give you a new outlook on life and the confidence to be yourself again. You no longer have to worry that your dentures may slip while you’re talking, eating, or just having a good time.

The dentists and staff at Wellness Dental have experience helping people just like you with implant dentures. Make an appointment today at one of our four office locations in Mesa, Chandler, Phoenix, and Peoria, Arizona. Book online or call today for a consultation appointment.

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