If you have lost all or most of your teeth, you may be all too familiar with the challenges that accompany an incomplete smile. Difficulty eating, decreased self-confidence, and sore gums are just some of the potential consequences of extensive tooth loss. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a number of effective tooth replacement solutions, including implant dentures in Jonesboro. Dr. Yarnell would be happy to help you take advantage of this potentially life-changing treatment.
A traditional denture sits on top of the gums. Natural suction or a mild adhesive helps it to stay in place. An implant denture, on the other hand, is anchored in the jawbone by a number of strategically placed prosthetic tooth roots (dental implants). The dental implants bond with the surrounding tissue so they are able to provide the sturdiest base possible for the teeth on top of them.
An implant denture may be permanently attached to the implants that support it. However, this means you’ll need to have more dedicated jawbone tissue available for the implants to fuse with. In most cases, anywhere between four and six implants are placed throughout the jaw to keep the implant denture in place. Additionally, only a dentist will be able to safely remove your restoration.
It is also possible for Dr. Yarnell to design a removable overdenture that simply “snaps” onto and off of attachments on the implants. Because of the removable nature of your restoration, fewer dental implants are needed to hold it in place (usually between two and five). This makes a removable implant denture ideal if you have less available bone tissue to utilize. Furthermore, you can more easily clean the denture since it can be taken out at home.
Here is a general overview of steps that are commonly part of the implant dentures procedure:
In general, candidates for implant dentures:
An implant dentist is the best person to determine whether implant dentures are right for you. Most people do qualify for the treatment, although some individuals require some preparatory procedures (such as gum disease therapy) before their mouth is ready to receive implants.
Combining dentures and dental implants in Jonesboro offers some significant benefits: