You’ve skipped your monthly luncheon with your friends again. They’re starting to wonder if you’re upset with them, but the truth is you are worried about your denture. Lately it doesn’t seem to stay in place like it used to, and you’ve had some embarrassing situations when it slipped while you were talking. Even your last reline doesn’t seem to be helping. Maybe it’s time to contact your dentist to learn more about implant dentures in Keller.
What is an Implant Denture?
Traditional dentures rely on suction and a secure fit to stay in place. Because of the pressure the suction places on your bone it causes it to resorb, or deteriorate over time, which can affect the fit of your denture and is also the reason it needs to be relined periodically. When your denture doesn’t fit properly, it can cause it to move or slip when you talk or eat and lead to potentially embarrassing situations.
Dental implants can be used to support a denture and provide a more secure and stable fit. Implants are placed into the jawbone and they naturally integrate with the bone over time because they are comprised of titanium, which is biocompatible. Your denture is designed to “snap” into the implants, which holds it securely in place.
The Benefits of Implant Dentures
The most obvious benefit of implant dentures is the firm foundation they create, which provides a stable fit. However, implant dentures also help to keep your bone healthy and stimulated, which protects against the deterioration caused by traditional dentures. This increases the longevity of your denture and also eliminates the need for relines.
Ready to Learn More?
If you’ve had it with your ill-fitting denture, the first place to start is by scheduling a consultation with your dentist. The process of getting an implant denture may not be as complicated or costly as you think. Your dentist will assess your current denture, and sometimes your appliance can be modified to fit the dental implants, saving you the cost of a new denture.
If you’re ready to reclaim your smile, schedule your consultation with your dentist in Keller today.
About Distinguished Dental
Would you like to experience dentistry as you never have before? Dr. Sheri McIntosh and her team not only provide excellent dentistry, but also an exceptional experience every time you visit. It’s a practice they like to call “The Distinguished Patient Experience.”
You will find, as we have, that the little details make all the difference in excellent dental care.
If you would like to contact Distinguished Dental, you can reach us by calling 817-337-8300 or online through our website.