Denture Stabilization with Dental Implants
In years past, if someone lost all their teeth, they got false teeth dentures. These false teeth were typically made out of plastic and attached to the gums with adhesive. And of course, they were a far better solution than just not having any teeth at all.
DRAWBACKS OF TRADITIONAL DENTURES
Of course, traditional dentures were a boon to those with no teeth at all. False teeth at least were something, but they were not permanent dentures. They fit in your mouth – most of the time. They looked presentable – most of the time. You could somewhat chew your food. But though false teeth were a blessing at the time, it soon became clear why they didn’t solve the problem permanently.
False teeth dentures had to be taken out and scrubbed after every meal. And we’ve all heard stories of or experienced firsthand dentures that suddenly got unstuck and slipped. So embarrassing! And since it was the only option, the lack of teeth roots that caused the jawbone to deteriorate and recede, leading to the “sagging and bagging,” was a necessary evil. False teeth dentures were better than nothing, but people wanted more long lasting and permanent dentures.
The great news is, implant dentistry has progressed by leaps and bounds and can now offer dental implants that are a type of permanent denture and that support implant supported dentures. This fabulous procedure can replace your missing teeth without any of the hassles and embarrassment of traditional false teeth dentures.
Traditional dentures have many drawbacks. They can be uncomfortable, inconvenient and even embarrassing. They are not rooted to your gums, so sometimes if they aren’t fitted correctly, they don’t adhere correctly. While they were probably fitted properly when you first got them, your gums may have receded because they aren’t supported by the tooth root anymore. When your gums recede, it causes your jawline to deteriorate, making your face sag – an unattractive option. And often, those people who have dentures have sometimes suffered the embarrassment of having their dentures fall out. Also, dentures need to be taken out and cleaned after every meal and you shouldn’t sleep with them in your mouth. You don’t get that secure feeling of having your teeth in your mouth all the time. So, how do you choose between dentures or implants? Implant supported dentures stay in your mouth 24/7. They are just like real teeth and look and feel like real teeth!
It’s a big decision when choosing dentures or implants or even a dental bridge, but with the dental technology and experience we have at Northridge, we are prepared to help you make this decision with confidence and understanding. Whatever choice you make, Dr. Nairi Kureghian is happy to help you as you consider dentures or implants, a dental bridge, or a dental crown.
The BruxZir® Solid Zirconia Full-Arch Implant Prosthesis offers a fixed, all-zirconia implant solution for edentulous patients desiring a more durable and esthetic replacement for removable dentures. Constructed from 100 percent BruxZir Solid Zirconia, this full-arch restoration dramatically improves speech and chewing function, and attaches to implants via titanium connections. BruxZir Solid Zirconia offers superior fracture toughness and exhibits flexural strength up to 1465 MPa, making it ideal for enduring the functional stresses that dentures must withstand.
Available for full-arch indications for the first time, BruxZir Solid Zirconia is biocompatible and lifelike, exhibiting remarkable translucency and color similar to natural dentition. State-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology is employed to achieve a precise fit and a predictable result. Strong, hygienic and affordably priced, the BruxZir Full-Arch Implant Prosthesis offers exceptional resistance to the chips, fractures and stains that can compromise acrylic dentures.
The BruxZir Partial-Arch Implant Prosthesis is a more durable replacement for removable partial dentures. The BruxZir Partial-Arch Implant Prosthesis can achieve a predictable restorative result and dramatically improves patient quality of life.