Dental implants are one of the most secure and comfortable tooth replacement options available and can be used to replace missing teeth or to stabilize dentures. A dental implant is made of titanium and it replaces the root of a tooth. The crown or denture is then attached to the implant. Dental implants have a 95% success rate and can help many patients increase the stability and comfort of their mouth.
Some patients who are missing teeth prefer not to wear a removable partial denture, which they have to take out to clean after eating and before going to bed. Multiple implants may be placed to replace partial dentures with a fixed bridge that is permanentely fixed onto the implants.
Implant Supported Dentures
Many times dentures are difficult to eat with because they are not fixed in place like our natural teeth. Dentures supported by implants keep the denture securely in place by snapping into place.
A common problem with wearing dentures is the longterm loss of bone in the maxilla (face) and mandible (jaw). This bone loss decreases the vertical height of our face and makes wearing a denture even more difficult. Implants behave like roots of teeth and will stimulate the bone and cause a significant decrease in bone loss.