Not everything was better back in the “good old days.” Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and have certainly improved the lives of thousands of people who have lost many or all of their teeth. However, Grandpa’s old-school false teeth are not the optimal tooth replacement in Carlsbad. Traditional dentures can impede many vital oral functions: chewing, tasting, swallowing, talking, and smiling.
You may know denture wearers who have stopped attending social activities because they are embarrassed by dentures that are far from inconspicuous. Some have even stopped eating their favorite foods because their dentures diminish their ability to taste and chew.
I have fantastic news for Carlsbad residents with missing teeth. Dentures have evolved!
Implant-anchored or implant-supported dentures are far superior to traditional dentures for many patients. So much better, in fact, that there really should be another term for this industry-leading tooth replacement system. Tooth replacement in Carlsbad is more effective than ever.
There are two types of implant anchored dentures; removable and permanent. No adhesive is required for either system. With the permanent type, screw retentions are anchored in the jaw to serve as attachment points for the denture. Additionally, permanent implant-supported dentures are very stable. Furthermore, they are usually less pricey than replacing each missing tooth with an implant. (The cost varies depending on the number of dental implants needed and other factors.)
Screw retentions require enough bone thickness to allow the implant to securely mesh with the existing bone. Unfortunately, some patients who have been missing teeth for a long period of time have experienced bone recession. For patients who lack the needed amount of bone, mini-implants may be an alternative.
Removable implant anchored dentures have a locator attachment which allows the wearer to snap the appliance in place. Some patients prefer this type because they can remove them at night for cleaning. Countless patients who have traded in their traditional dentures report that their implant anchored dentures have significantly improved their life. This is further proof that the new devices used for tooth replacement in Carlsbad are a far better option than previous dentures.
The fantastic benefits of implant-supported dentures include:
- Increased comfort
- Natural appearance
- Normal tooth function
- Improved stability
- Better bone retention
- Denture relines not needed
- Minimal gum irritation
- No denture adhesive required
For more specifics about dental implants or restorative dentistry, call and schedule a consultation with La Costa Dental Excellence today. We have been providing quality care and personal attention since 1988.
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