One of the most common treatments for replacing missing teeth is dentures. For patients who have traditional dentures, the practice of Ajey Varma offers the next step in providing a comfortable and efficient dental prosthetic. With removable implant dentures, patients can replace the teeth in one or both of their dental arches with a little more stability and comfort. For more information about our removable implant dentures in Tacoma, Washington, we welcome you to call our office at 253-752-6915 and set up your appointment with our prosthodontist.
For patients who have been given traditional dentures to replace their missing teeth, our practice offers a new option. Removeable implant dentures are similar to traditional dentures in that they can be removed by the patient; however, they provide advanced support to not only the jawbone but also the cheeks and lips, thus helping patients maintain their smile and facial structure. When a patient loses a tooth, the bone in that area is no longer stimulated from the use of that tooth; this causes the bone to weaken and deteriorate. When multiple teeth are missing in a dental arch, the bone loss across the upper or lower jaw can significantly change the facial structure, particularly around the cheeks and lips.
Because traditional dentures do not replace the roots of missing teeth, patients can continue to experience bone loss. With removable implant dentures, however, we can help halt bone loss and restore your appearance. Removable implant dentures involve placing a few dental implants, typically 4, across a dental arch to help support the denture prosthetic. Once the implants are in place and the customized denture has been made, patients can simply snap their dentures on and off of their implants.
Some of the benefits of removable implant dentures include:
- Prevention of further bone loss. This is a result of placing the implant posts into the jawbone in place of the missing tooth’s roots, thus re-stimulating bone growth.
- Keeping the denture prosthetic securely in place while eating and speaking.
- Easy maintenance by simply removing the dentures for routine and detailed cleaning.
- Additional support for the lips and cheeks, where bone loss can affect your appearance.
- Less expensive than fixed implant dentures.
For patients who are looking to replace their denture with something that is more comfortable and supportive for their smile, removable implant dentures may be for you. We welcome you to learn more by calling or visiting our office today.