Current statistics estimate that at least 35 million adults are partially or completely edentulous. That term refers to the loss of all of the teeth on the upper or lower arches (or both). Another 30 million adults are living with badly damaged teeth or severe periodontal disease that will ultimately result in complete tooth loss. The great majority of these patients will be dependent upon dentures for the replacement of the teeth.
While many of these patients are excited about the option of dental implants as an alternative to conventional dentures, years of denture use can lead to significant bone loss, making the dental implant procedure slightly more complicated. Today, there is a revolutionary alternative that makes permanent tooth replacement possible, even after years of denture-wearing and bone loss. In fact, in a single day, your teeth can be replaced with just four dental implants designed to anchor a custom denture in the upper or lower jaw.
The combination of custom dentures and dental implants has proven to be an effective solution for partially or completely edentulous patients:
• Replacement teeth that are anchored by dental implants are permanently seated and will not move. This aspect of the technique allows your new teeth to function just like natural teeth.
• A dental implant-supported smile can restore up to 95% of the normal biting and chewing abilities. Almost immediately, patients regain the ability to eat the foods of their choosing without the challenges associated with conventional dentures.
• The look and feel of implant-supported dentures closely mimics the characteristics of natural teeth, giving you the confidence to enjoy life with the knowledge that your smile is strong, attractive and functional.
• Beneath your dentures, dental implants will stimulate the bone, preventing bone loss and keeping it healthy.
Together, dental implants and dentures are the preferred solution when all of the teeth need to be replaced. You can learn more about this procedure by calling us at Park Cities Periodontics & Implant Dentistry to schedule a consultation today.