Missing teeth is a serious oral health problem that affects more than just one’s appearance. A person’s teeth are needed for everyday tasks such as chewing food and speaking, and these routine activities can become extremely challenging when tooth loss occurs. Additionally, missing teeth can result in the deterioration of a person’s jawbone and facial structure over time, as well as undesired tooth shifts and severe bite imbalances.
The oral care experts at Dental American Group recognize that this is a major concern for many people. That is why we are proud to provide top-quality, natural-looking dentures to our patients who are missing some or all of their teeth. Our practice offers both denture stabilization implants and fixed dentures.
Denture Stabilization Implants
A denture is comprised of prosthetic teeth that are attached to a gum-colored base. They are worn by patients in order to provide them with the function and appearance of healthy natural teeth. Most users find that dentures feel completely natural and comfortable to wear and that they function just as well as regular teeth. At Dental American Group, our experts recommend either removable dentures with denture stabilization implants or fixed dentures over traditional suction-based dentures because of their superior strength and stability.
Removable dentures with denture stabilization implants stay in place using a permanently implanted metal framework, which keeps the dentures secure even while talking or eating. The process of installing this framework is relatively simple and requires just one minimally invasive surgery. When the dentures need cleaning, the user can quickly remove them and then easily reinsert them for general use. A set of removable dentures is typically replaced every three to eight years.
Using four to six dental implants, fixed dentures cannot be removed by the user, instead remaining inside the mouth at all times. The dental implants are designed to function much like natural tooth roots. Because of this, most users of fixed dentures claim that they feel exactly like natural teeth. Fixed dentures are often the preferred method of treatment because of their unparalleled strength and stability when compared with other forms of dentures. If cared for properly, a set of fixed dentures could last a lifetime.
If you are looking for an effective option for replacing lost or missing teeth, please contact Dental American Group for a consultation with one of our dental care experts at one of our six locations across south Florida. You may call us at (786) 320-7554 to set up an appointment.