Have you been struggling with your denture lately? While these customized prosthetics are convenient, even a little bit of looseness can make doing simple, fun activities like eating and smiling a struggle. Here at Vacek Family Dentistry, our team is very familiar with how frustrating this can be. That’s why Dr. Vacek recommends implant-supported dentures as a solution! By using strategically placed implants within the mouth to create a durable foundation for your denture, you truly get the best of both worlds when it comes to tooth replacement options.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
What many patients don’t know about teeth is that the visible, white crown they see in their smile isn’t the entire structure – there’s actually a root underneath the gums as well that helps keep your jawbone full and healthy. Once this is lost, the bone and tissue begin to deteriorate, which can cause a denture to lose its customized fit over time. Thankfully, we can solve this problem by substituting dental implants as new tooth roots that your denture can fit over. In many cases, you won’t even need an entirely new restoration – an existing denture can be altered accordingly!
Dr. Vacek also offers the transformative power of mini dental implants, which can be placed below the gum line with only one, simple procedure. Your denture can even be placed the same day for a brand-new, complete look in record time. If you aren’t a viable candidate for traditional implants due to inadequate bone structure, mini implants are an excellent alternative.