Implant Supported Dentures
SOUTH CAPITOL SMILE CENTER, WASHINGTON DC
If your dentures shift and require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, Implant Supported Dentures may be an option for you. Because implants fit solidly, they reduce the problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores, difficulty speaking and difficulty chewing. They work by distributing your biting pressure more like natural teeth than traditional dentures, stimulating the supportive structures of your teeth and preventing the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away.
Q: What are my options to replace a missing tooth?
A: By replacing missing teeth either with a bridge or implant, you will alleviate the problems associated with missing a tooth and give your smile back its beautiful, full and functional appearance. A bridge is one solution for replacing a tooth. By using neighboring teeth as the supportive structure, Dr. Samaddar places a porcelain restoration into the vacant space, restoring the functionality and look of your smile. A dental implant is also an excellent solution. Dental implants involve the placement of a titanium post directly into the jawbone. Once the post has bonded to the bone, it can act as a new, solid support for a natural looking porcelain restoration. Implants can replace a single tooth, or an entire set of teeth, offering more function and permanence than traditional dentures.