How much do you love your dentures?
If you are reading this blog, chances are you would prefer something a little more stable to hold your teeth in. Dental implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement, but did you know that you don’t have to get rid of your dentures to utilize the benefits of dental implants? With implant supported dentures, you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
With implant supported dentures, you will have only two to four dental implants placed in your jaw. Your existing denture (or a new one if you’d like) will be retrofitted to support these dental implants through a clip or ball and socket adaption. When you attach the denture to the dental implants, you will benefit from a MUCH stronger hold that won’t slip and gives you a drastically improved bite. Say goodbye to adhesives and hello to your favorite foods again!
The benefits of implant supported dentures include:
· No slipping or falling out
· Nearly 100% bite and chewing strength
· Comfortably rests on implants, not gums
· Preserves jaw bone volume and retains facial appearance
· Comparable look, feel and function to real teeth
Many of our patients worry about the overall cost of their implant supported dentures, but the truth is that they are often a better long-term investment for your mouth than traditional dentures. This is because over time, your traditional dentures wear away at your jaw bone, causing deterioration and an improper, loose, uncomfortable fit. This means you will need to get new dentures or have it adjusted for a better fit, which can become expensive over time. With dental implants, your jaw will not deteriorate and with proper care, your dental implants and denture can last you a lifetime!
Dr. Michael Stypula and our team understand you likely have many questions when it comes to dental implants in Pittsburgh, PA, and are here to be your guide. If you’d like to discuss your candidacy or get more information, schedule a consultation with our team today!