A full set of teeth is what lets you give your best smile for family photos, speak with full confidence in front of others, and enjoy your favorite foods to the fullest at restaurants and family gatherings. No matter how many teeth are missing, you can make your smile whole again at Sage Dental Care. By combining implants with dentures, we can give your new teeth strong, sturdy roots to hold them in place. Call our team to learn more about the advantages of implant dentures in Reno and who they can help.
Implant dentures closely mimic the appearance and function of real teeth by combining dentures made out of natural-looking materials with strong, sturdy dental implants posts that fulfil the same role as natural tooth roots. There are two major kinds of implant dentures for you to choose from based on your preferences or the state of your jawbone.
Many patients prefer dental implants that stay in place at all times and are only ever removed by their implant dentist. To get a fixed denture, you need to have sufficient jawbone density to provide the implant posts with the greatest possible support. Usually, 4 to 6 implants are needed for fixed dentures.
Removable implant dentures can be taken out of your mouth like traditional dentures. This means you can remove them on your own for daily cleanings. Removable implant dentures require less jawbone density and fewer implant posts.
The dental implant process is divided into several phases:
Almost any adult in good oral health can be a candidate for implant dentures. To qualify, you must:
Combining dentures with dental implants tends to improve oral health as well as overall health. Not only are dentures that can be brushed like regular teeth easier to maintain, but they also allow you to eat a wider variety of nutritious foods to keep yourself healthy. The implant posts stimulate the jawbone to stop it from breaking down over time, which in the long term can prevent facial collapse. And while traditional dentures can last around 10 to 15 years with proper maintenance, implant dentures can last far longer – 30 years or more.