Upgrade Your Dentures: Implant Anchored Dentures Escanaba, MI
Many who own standard dentures either neglect to wear them or dislike the frustration from them not staying in place. At Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry, we offer a solution to prevent your dentures from falling out of alignment again, allowing you to live your everyday routine without self-image or confidence being affected. Implant-supported dentures (commonly known as “anchored” dentures) are a consistently successful and affordable means to combine the stability of anchored implants with the convenience of removable dentures. In the modern dental industry, this treatment is requested more and more.
If you or a loved one already own dentures or are considering getting your first set and have any questions about anchored dentures, please schedule an appointment with us at (906) 212-4725.
What Are Anchored Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are a type of denture that is attached to oral implants. Whereas traditional dentures only rest on your gums, the anchored variant has the extra advantage of being reinforced by these implants. This is achieved by special attachments that snap onto the implants.
Whom Are Anchored Dentures Made For?
This denture is typically made for patients who either have multiple lost or damaged teeth or are edentulous (missing all teeth). However, they still have enough jaw-bone to hold implants properly. Most patients who choose anchored dentures already wear standard ones. This device is commonly constructed for one’s lower jaw because ordinary dentures are most often less stable there. Although, a traditional denture can be fitted for your upper jaw too, which is more stable.
These implants are normally applied in the jaw-bone at the front of the mouth since it generally has more available bone than at the back of the jaw. This is especially the case when teeth have been missing for a prolonged period because, when teeth are lost, you begin losing bone. Just as our muscles require stimulation from exercise to maintain themselves, our jawbone also needs stimulation from the pressure of bite force to stay strong. When a tooth is lost, the lack of stimulation leads to bone loss in that area. Another reason the front jaw is preferable is that it doesn’t have many nerves or other structures that would otherwise interfere with the positioning of implants.
What Are Anchored Dentures Made From?
These dentures are made with an acrylic base designed to resemble your natural gums as closely as possible. Once the base is done, porcelain or acrylic teeth modeled off your real teeth are attached.
How is the Procedure Done?
These dentures require four titanium posts positioned across your upper and lower jaw. Using 3D digital imagery, we measure the exact locations of the bone, nerves and sinuses to make sure the most appropriate spots are chosen for the implants to be effective long-term. Once placement has been determined, the area will be numbed with a local anesthetic before Dr. Lasnoski or Dr. Hallas apply the posts. From there, the implants will be set. Once treatment is complete, and the area has recovered enough, you will then be fitted for your new dentures.
Benefits of Anchored Dentures
Short operation time. You may go home the same day of the procedure, healing until your new implants have fully osseointegrated (integrated into the bone).
Restoration of proper chewing, allowing you to eat your favorite foods again and even improve your diet.
Improved speech, without worrying about your dentures slipping and slurring your words.
Greater stability and control of your dentures.
Improved self-image and confidence. You can kiss those days of feeling embarrassed or self-conscious about your smile goodbye, going on about your daily tasks and social interactions without fear.
Affordable, saving you much money on messy and sometimes ineffective denture adhesives.
Remember, for any questions you may have about implant-supported dentures or to schedule a visit to discuss your options, call Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry today at (906) 212-4725.
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