Do I Need Implant Dentures?

stewart implant denturesHave you lost all, or a majority, of your natural teeth? If so, you may feel embarrassed about your smile’s appearance. In addition, you could also develop a number of oral health complications. Fortunately, we can help you by providing a lifelike prosthetic. Implant dentures are long lasting and fixed in place, helping your smile regain full function and beauty.

Frequently Asked Questions About Implant Dentures

Question: How does tooth loss impact our oral health?

Answer: When we lose most, if not all, of our teeth then we can have difficulty eating more solid foods, depriving our diet of essential nutrients. In addition, the jawbone can lose density as a result of tooth loss, causing patients to look older due to facial collapse.

Question: When do you need dentures?

Answer: When you lose all of your teeth you need dentures. A full prosthetic can replace all of the teeth on one or both arches. Traditional dentures are removable and held in place with natural suction. However, we can use implants to support a fixed and non-removable option. Implants stimulate jawbone growth, preventing facial collapse and helping preserve your facial structure.

Question: How are implant dentures placed?

Answer: We will use oral surgery to place multiple implants into each arch. Once the area heals you will receive a custom-made prosthetic, which snaps onto the post. The implant dentures won’t slip when you eat or speak.

Question: How long do they last?

Answer: Traditional dentures typically require replacement about once every five to ten years due to loss of jaw bone density. However, implant-secured prosthetics can last for decades. If you have any questions about replacing missing teeth or our implant dentures, then please contact our office today.