Permanent Dentures Dentist in Florissant
Traditional false teeth, or dentures, are held in place by any remaining teeth in the mouth and/or by the ridges of gum where teeth have been lost. These kinds of dentures are removed easily from the mouth and held in place using suction, clips, or messy adhesive. They are prone to slip, slide and even pop out during eating or talking. Removable dentures are a flawed solution for tooth loss at best. Fortunately with the development of denture implants, today’s denture wearers can say goodbye to the messy denture cream and embarrassing slipping removable dentures.
Permanent dentures are held in place in the mouth by permanently implanted titanium screws that are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. Denture implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even all missing teeth if needed. Crowns or bridges are then attached to the titanium implants.
Permanent denture implants are much more stable than the traditional removable dentures. Permanent denture wearers will be much more confident knowing that their dentures will not slip during eating or speaking. They are more convenient and require less maintenance than traditional dentures. Bottom removable dentures are especially unstable and permanent bottom denture implants are much preferable. Patients with very worn down jaw ridges or extensive bone loss may find removable dentures almost impossible to wear. Denture implants for these patients can tremendously improve their lives.
Permanent dentures are a fantastic solution for tooth loss. They look wonderful and feel so natural that no one will ever suspect they are not real teeth. They are much more convenient and stable than traditional removable dentures and are a viable option no matter how many teeth are missing.
Note that no dentures can really be described as “permanent.” Even denture implants may need to be replaced periodically due to wearing on the teeth. However the titanium screw implants will last for many years, even decades. With proper care, your titanium implants can easily last a lifetime.
We also offer dental bridges as an alternative to dentures here at Koch Park Dental in Florissant. Like permanent dentures, dental bridges are a great solution for missing teeth that can give long lasting, beautiful results.