Wondering which type of dentures will give you back a strong, confident smile?
We understand just how upsetting and disheartening tooth loss can be, but it’s important to know that you aren’t alone. Millions of American adults are missing at least one tooth. While you can’t turn back time and prevent the problem from happening, our Abington, PA, dentists Drs. Cary & Jonathan Limberakis can offer you implants, dentures and bridges to help restore your smile.
If you’re curious about dentures you may be wondering whether or not implant-supported dentures are the right choice. Here’s what you should know about implant vs. non-implant dentures,
Full dentures are custom molded to rest over the gums, where they stay in place through natural suction but will often require denture adhesives to help your false teeth stay put. While dentures are made from incredibly long-lasting material, they will need to be replaced every few years. Plus, as the jawbone changes shape due to tooth loss this can also affect the fit of your dentures, so you will also need to come into the office so that we can reshape and realign them.
It can take some time to adjust to your new teeth so it’s important to wear them as often as possible so that you can get comfortable talking and chewing with your dentures. The longer you wear them the more quickly you’ll become acclimated to your new teeth. In the beginning, you may want to eat softer foods until you get used to your dentures.
Removable dentures are great if you are dealing with significant tooth loss and you want to replace your teeth quickly. It only takes a couple of weeks to make your permanent dentures, so it’s possible to get your new smile in just two appointments.
Even if you are a current denture wearer you could still consider getting dental implants to support your set of dentures. Implants are metal posts that are placed into the jawbone where they replace missing tooth roots. They also provide a permanent fixture from which to hold one or more false teeth. If you are planning to get full dentures, several implants can be placed along the arches of the jawbone to support your teeth.
One key difference between implant and non-implant dentures is that implants will promote a healthy jawbone and prevent bone shrinkage. This means that you will not have to worry about changes in the shape of the jaw and how your dentures fit. Implants are permanent and can last the rest of your life, so if you are looking for a longer-term solution here in Abington, PA, then implant-supported dentures may be a better option for you.
Have questions about getting implant dentures here in Abington, PA? If you’re ready to find out if implant dentures are the right way to replace your missing teeth, then call Limberakis Family Dentistry at (215) 886-8866 to schedule a consultation.