Implant Dentistry And Dentures

If you have to rely on a denture to regain a row of teeth, what can you really expect in terms of comfort, bite strength, and long-term support? A removable denture may become less secure over time, not due to changes to the restoration itself but to your jawbone, which will lose density over time without the stimulation from your teeth roots. Your limited bite strength with your denture can limit your diet, and a relative lack of stability from your appliance can take away confidence in your smile. Fortunately, there is another approach to fully restoring a row of teeth that you can take. Your Londonderry, NH dentist’s office can recommend that you have a denture set on a series of carefully placed dental implants to enjoy better stability and bite support.

Can You Really Keep A Denture Secure With Implants?

While a single dental implant provides effective support for an individual prosthetic tooth, a series that are placed along your jawbone can actually hold a larger restoration, even a full denture! The stability of this arrangement can make the denture feel more comfortable, and it can help you avoid issues with jawbone resorption that ultimately change your comfort level with your prosthetic. We can provide a review to make sure you are a good candidate for this procedure. In some cases, patients will need to plan preliminary services to make sure their placement is successful.

How Implant Dentistry Improves Patients’ Experiences With Prosthetic Restorations

When we lose teeth, we are hurt not just by the loss of the visible portion but by the absence of the roots, too. Roots help stabilize each other, which helps to keep teeth in position. They also create stimulation in your jawbone, which sends signals that are responsible for moving nutrients to the bone to preserve it. When you have an implant-held restoration, you can recreate the stimulation. You can also enjoy a stronger, more secure bite function, so you can enjoy a wider range of foods, including those that have been harder for you to eat.

Enjoying Life With Your Restored Smile

At regular dental checkups, we can take a close look at your prosthetic and implants to make sure there are no issues. Just as people with their full smiles depend on the preventive care offered at these visits, you should make sure you attend them regularly if you want to keep your denture in the best shape possible.

Talk To Your Londonderry, NH Dentist About Implant Dentures

Through the use of dental implant-held dentures, we can help patients impacted by tooth loss regain confidence in their bite function, oral health, and appearance. If you would like to learn more about how we can take care of your smile and oral health, please contact our Londonderry, NH dental office at 603-965-3407.