The most life like set of false teeth available today is denture implants. This is a fixed prosthesis that your dentist will secure in place with several dental implants. It can replace either the top or the bottom set of teeth. It is an alternative solution to traditional dentures which rely on suction or adhesive to remain in place inside the mouth.
Denture implants are more secure, more natural looking, and function more like natural teeth. Dr. Jessica Christy offers denture implants her at dentist office in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Types of Denture Implants
There are two basic types of denture implants to choose from if you qualify for dental implants. Both options involve surgical implantation of the implant posts. During your consultation with Dr. Christy, we will help you decide which option is best for you.
Fixed Implant Denture
A fixed implant supported denture is the most secure option to replace a whole row of teeth. With this option, the denture is permanently attached to the dental implants. This makes them easier to take care of. You will not have to remove them daily to clean them or soak them. Most patients that wear this kind of denture forget they even have false teeth.
We will recommend a local oral surgeon to insert at least four dental implants into the jaw bone. Then Dr. Christy will secure a custom made denture to the implant posts with special screws. We will give you specific instructions on how to care for your new prosthesis. Your fixed implant denture can be brushed like natural teeth. However, you will need to make sure you carefully floss and clean the space where the restoration meets the gums.
Snap on Denture Implants
A snap on denture is still more secure than a traditional denture. However, it is not as secure as a fixed denture implant. It is also bulkier and may take some time to get used to. This types of denture implant is a very affordable method to replace an entire row of teeth and it will not slip around in your mouth. It is a perfect solution for patients that have suffered from some bone loss because they require less support.
Dr. Christy will recommend a local oral surgeon to insert about two or four dental implants into your jaw bone. Then she will ‘snap on’ your new denture. Your prosthesis will have locators on the underside of it. These will snap on to the top of abutments located on the implants. You will have to remove this type of denture implant every night for cleaning. However, it will easily snap in and out of your mouth.
Schedule Your Consultation for Denture Implants in Hendersonville, NC
For patients that qualify, Dr. Christy, will recommend dentures that are secured with dental implants. This solution allows patients to live a more normal life. Dr. Christy works with the best oral surgeons and dental labs in the Hendersonville area. Get started on your denture implant journey today by calling (828) 247-7001 to schedule a consultation or you can request an appointment online.