If you are one of the 120 million people in the United States who have missing teeth and are searching for a solution, you may have heard about permanent dentures and wondered whether they might offer the results you want. What is this type of denture, and what can it offer over traditional dentures?
What Are Permanent Dentures?
Permanent dentures are a type of tooth replacement that is secured by four to six dental implants placed into your jaw or gum. Dental implants are titanium posts or screws that go into your jaw or gum and function like tooth roots. They support the replacement teeth.
Standard dental implants are made up of two parts, while one-piece mini dental implants are smaller, requiring less space and bone density.
The dental implants hold the dentures in place securely. Unlike some implant-supported dentures, you cannot remove permanent dentures at home. Only a dentist can do so.
Permanent dentures can be a good option for people who:
- Are missing multiple teeth
- Want to avoid jawbone loss
- Want denture stability
- Have some jawbone density
- Have healthy gums
- Don’t want removable dentures
If you choose mini dental implants for your permanent denture, you do not need as much bone density as you would for standard dental implants. The procedure of getting mini dental implants is also less invasive.
Benefits of Permanent Dentures
With permanent dentures, you do not have to worry about uncomfortable removable dentures that rub against your gums, causing sores and pain. Because permanent dentures fit perfectly into place and dental implants prevent them from moving, you can rest assured that they will stay secure.
A permanent denture also help prevent bone loss. Your jawbone continues to create bone cells because of the stimulation it receives from the roots of your teeth. When you have missing teeth, the jawbone no longer receives the stimulation it needs, causing bone loss.
The dental implants that hold permanent dentures in place function like tooth roots, preventing bone loss that can change the shape of your face or harm your remaining teeth.
Permanent dentures also allow you to chew with more force than traditional dentures. There is no risk of them slipping out of place, so you can enjoy the foods that you love, no matter how tough they are.
These dentures might look more natural because they are not as large and bulky as traditional ones, allowing you to smile and speak normally. You also do not have to apply messy adhesives every day or worry about whether the adhesives will hold for as long as you need them to.
Because these dentures are permanent, you don’t need to place them in special cleaning fluids each night but can treat them as you would your natural teeth.
Get Quality Dentures
You should be able to depend on your dentures, feel comfortable wearing them, and eat any food you like. When you turn to permanent dentures, you can feel confident that they will look natural and allow you to speak and eat as you normally would.
If you want to enjoy your favorite foods once again without worry, contact Dr. Harvey Chin at Vegas Dental Experts today to schedule a free consultation. With over 40 years of experience helping people restore their smiles, we can help you regain your confidence.