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Denture Implant Information
What Are They And How Can They Benefit Me?
The best motto for dentures could be, “No teeth? No problem!” If you do not have many of your teeth left or are completely toothless, you can get all kinds of implant support installed and dentures that fit over your implants. Implant restorations for your dentures are permanent. There are a few options you can choose, and each has their better parts.
Fixed Full Arch Bridge With Implant Support
When you get a full arch bridge, you have between four and eight implants that support your upper or lower new teeth. This is made of porcelain, a material very popularly used in the cosmetic dental industry that mimics the look and feel of a natural tooth. This kind of bridge is great if an implant happens to fail because it can work with just some of the implants staying strong. You can also get a zirconia bridge. Both your upper and lower jaw can get treatment at the same time, because why make two trips?
Sometimes, dentures that are implant-supported are the way to go. These are not like regular dentures because they are intended to be in at all times (also known as permanent dentures.) These dentures are sometimes called a hybrid denture because they have some of the best parts of dentures and implants. Of course, they are not perfect because they use acrylic instead of porcelain – and since acrylic has microscopic pores, it can begin smelling odd after some time. On the plus side, acrylic is a lot cheaper to fix if the denture
teeth ever get chipped. You also need to be mindful that while it is great to only have a small number of implants, if even one fails your new teeth may not work as they are supposed to.
It is hard to overstate how bad it is if one out of four implants fails. This can start a domino effect that wrecks a mouth. This may be a less expensive method than using a bridge supported by a set of implants, but this is a well documented and studied way of getting new teeth. So things might fail, but the dentist will know how to deal with any kind of failure, and it may not be too pricey to fix.
Implant Supported Overdenture and Telescopic Prosthesis
When you have a prosthesis and at least four dental implants, you can have an overdenture that you can take out when you do not feel like having teeth for awhile – great for pulling pranks, and equally great for cleaning your overdenture. You can even clean under it, to ensure your oral hygiene is up to your dentist's par.
Overdentures with support are good if you have a lot of bone loss, or you have a really high smile line. This kind of prosthesis is also great because it can easily be repaired, where you simply turn it in for a few days the way you can take your car to the shop. This is one of the cheapest and easiest to get fixed when something fails, which is expected to happen every few years.
Iowa Dental Group offers the Teeth in a Day Denture Implant procedure. Contact us today to find out more.
Interested in learning more about Teeth in a Day? Here's some information on how much the procedure typically costs.
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