Dental Implants for Uncomfortable or Loose Lower Dentures
Almost all patients complain of loose, uncomfortable dentures. In Dr. Nugent’s experience almost 85% of patients loathe their bottom denture. The lower denture is dislodged constantly and rubs the gum tissue. One of the greatest dental transformations Dr. Nugent can do is to take an old fashioned denture wearer to modern dental implant dentures. Implant dentures offer an incredible increase in quality of life and function.
Immediately after tooth loss the jawbone around the missing tooth rapidly deteriorates and resorbs. Old Fashioned Dentures that were made at the time of tooth removal will get loose quick. This is because the underlying tissue and bone is rapidly disappearing and there is not a good foundation for the denture to rest on. The jawbone will continue to disappear. There is less bone to support the lips and cheek. This causes the tissue to sink in causing wrinkles and an elderly appearance. The only way to stop bone loss after a tooth is lost is with a dental implant.
Dental Implant Dentures:
Another amazing solution to missing teeth is a dental implant denture. With as little as two dental implants Dr. Nugent can create dentures that are stable and secure. The denture will “snap” onto the implants for a solid connection. In fact, the standard of care is two dental implants on the lower jaw to help retain a denture. There are myriad of problems associated with old fashioned dentures. Dental implant dentures can eliminate these problems.
Using two dental implants to create an implant denture is a simple, effective and predictable solution to the problem of loose and uncomfortable lower dentures. Implant dentures result in a significant improvement in comfort, stability and self-esteem. The more dental implants the more retentive.
All on Four Dental Implants:
In the newspaper, bill boards and TV infomercials one sees advertisements for replacing all of the teeth in one day. The most recognized procedure is the All on Four. This is a complete reconstruction that utilizes four dental implants per arch. The dental prosthesis is attached to the implants on the day of the surgery. This is one of the most robust dental reconstructions in dentistry.
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