Say Goodbye to Denture Glue with Implant-Retained Dentures
As an option for replacing missing teeth, dentures have certainly earned a less-than-honorable reputation. Endless commercials for denture glue suggest that the quest for stability is an ongoing struggle. Poorly fitting dentures are known to click and slip during eating or speaking. Without a well-designed denture, many patients find that self-consciousness and discomfort become a normal part of daily life.
Your dentist in Scottsbluff, NE understands the importance of a comfortable and secure smile. That’s why such care is taken to customize a denture that fits like a glove. By securing your dentures to a series of dental implants, it is possible to achieve comfort and stability with the use of denture adhesives.
Traditionally, the challenge to design a comfortable denture was made difficult by the substantial deterioration of the jawbone in the months and years following tooth loss. Without the stimulation provided by the tooth roots, the jawbone will slowly resorb, changing the way that the denture fits. As a result, denture wearers and dentists are faced with the endless task of relining and adjusting to accommodate the changes in the shape and volume of the jaw.
Simply by adding one or more dental implants, a sturdy foundation is created for your dentures. In fact, clinical research has proven that dental implants, like natural tooth roots, provide the stimulation that is necessary to preserve the shape and volume of the jawbone. Essentially, implants can help to prevent bone loss while serving as a permanent anchor for your teeth.
The combination of implants and dentures can be personalized according to your needs and goals. Your denture can be permanently attached to your implants for teeth that never need to be removed. The implants can also be used to create a metal framework to which your denture can snap into place and be removed for cleaning and maintenance. It is possible to retrofit your existing denture in order to make it compatible with new dental implants, or a completely new denture can be designed for you.
Even if you have worn dentures for years, there is no longer a need to suffer with teeth that don’t fit comfortably. Contact your Scottsbluff dentist today to determine which option is best for you.