For patients missing most or all of their teeth, dentures have long been the go-to option for tooth replacement. Missing teeth affect your daily quality of life and left untreated begin to impact your oral health and bone structure. Teeth are instrumental in maintaining your jaw bone, eating, speaking, and overall quality of life. Darien, CT restorative dentist Dr. David Pereira offers options for replacing missing teeth and restoring a functional, healthy smile, including implant secured dentures.
With advancements in dental technology, dentures are now better designed and offer a more secure and comfortable fit than ever before. There are several types of dentures a patient can choose from and the one you choose will depened on your cosmetic goals and oral health concerns. Dr. Pereira will work with you in a one-on-one consultation to build a personalized treatment plan to restore your smile. He will recommend the denture options that are most suited to your dental health needs, personal concerns, and budget. Implant secured dentures are most often recommended when possible because they can provide a better quality of life for patients when compared to conventional dentures.
Benefits of implant secured dentures:
- No daily maintenance and use of adhesives
- Secure, stable fit with no worried about slippage
- Support bone stability in the jaw for better overall health
- Custom color matched and fit to enhance your natural appearance
All-On-Four Dental Implants Darien, CT
Also called All-On-Four, dental implant secured dentures are more comfortable, more natural looking and provide higher function than traditional dentures. Dental implant secured dentures are designed to be a permanent dental restoration for a lifetime of natural biting, chewing, and speaking. Dentures that are secured by implants reduce bone loss and jaw shrinkage because the tiny implanted posts will act like a prosthetic tooth root and stimulate healthy bone growth.
“All-on-four” dental implants require careful planning and strategic placement of the implants for optimal results. Several strategically placed implants are placed into the jaw bone. The implant takes about 3-6 months to completely heal and fuse with the jaw bone. Once healed, your custom designed denture will be permanently attached to the implants. Once attached, your denture can be cared for like natural teeth. Twice daily brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist for oral health check ups are essential to long-term success.
To learn more about how dental implant secured dentures can improve your oral health and quality of life, contact our Darien, CT dentist office for more information.