Learn About The Benefits of Permanent Dentures
Are you struggling to feel comfortable with your dentures? They may be one of the most popular tooth replacement solutions around, but that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; dentures can make it difficult to eat and speak, and they don’t offer as much support as some other tooth replacement options. However, dentures can also replace several teeth at one time, which is likely a big reason why you chose them for your new smile. If you’re having issues with that new smile, you don’t necessarily have to give up your dentures altogether — you can simply opt for permanent dentures.
What Are Permanent Dentures?
Permanent dentures, also known as snap-on dentures, or fix-on-six dental implants, are prosthetic dental devices that are fixed to the mouth with the help of mini dental implants. These dentures are designed to look and feel like natural teeth.
As few as four dental implants are needed to provide implant-supported dentures with a level of support and stability far superior to traditional ones. This makes snap-on dentures a great solution for anyone who’s looking to reduce the amount of oral surgery required to receive their new smile.
Why Choose Permanent Dentures?
Permanent dentures offer some of the best advantages of both dental implants and traditional dentures. Some of the notable benefits you’ll get to enjoy if you choose them for your tooth replacement solution include:
Better Support and Stability
Traditional dentures often require adhesive to stay in place and use only the gums for support. Snap-on dentures are fixed into place with support from dental implants, which are the strongest and most stable tooth replacement options.
Better Ability to Speak and Chew
The lack of support that traditional dentures have can make it hard for you to speak, chew, or even smile comfortably, which can have a negative impact on your quality of life. Permanent dentures help you to avoid those issues by giving you a more natural-feeling smile that stays fixed in place.
A More Natural Look
The difference between the look of dental implant retained dentures and traditional dentures are somewhat subtle but significant all the same. Because they sit in your mouth much in the same way as your natural teeth do, you can achieve a more natural appearance with permanent dentures.
Fewer Necessary Implants
Nobody wants to undergo oral surgery if they don’t have to. Although some surgery is required for permanent dentures, it is considered minimally invasive, and as few as four mini dental implants are needed as opposed to other alternatives, which often require more.
Bone Growth Stimulation
Bone loss occurs when teeth go missing, as the tooth root is no longer there to stimulate growth. This can result in a shifting of the facial structure and changing of your appearance. The mini dental implants in permanent dentures can work to prevent this issue by replacing those missing tooth roots and continuing to stimulate bone growth.
A Permanent Solution for Your Denture Problems
If you think permanent dentures might be a good tooth replacement solution for you, contact Dr. Todd Shatkin at Scottsdale Dental & Facial Aesthetics today to schedule your free consultation. Dr. Todd Shatkin is the foremost expert on mini dental implants and has patented the F.I.R.S.T. technique, having placed over 45,000 mini dental implants for patients over the past 33 years. You can be you again with mini dental implant retained dentures. Call today to find out if you are a good candidate for this life-changing, minimally invasive procedure.