Wrentham, MA dentist explains the advantages of implants to support a denture
Many patients in the Wrentham, MA area who are dealing with tooth loss are aware of the benefit of dental implants. These posts of titanium are used to replace a single tooth in a permanent manner. However, many are unaware of how implants can be used in conjunction with full dentures to create an unstoppable pair! Implant-supported dentures are becoming more popular as patients realize the true benefits of a stable tooth replacement.
What are implant-supported dentures?
Full dentures are fabricated of acrylic and are used to replace an entire dental arch of missing or extracted teeth. However, they can be difficult for some patients to keep firmly in place. Dentures can shift on the gum line and cause sores, resulting in an uncomfortable experience for many patients who just want to enjoy their favorite foods and share a beautiful smile with others. When a dentist wants to provide more stability, they often suggest using implants along the arch which allow the dentures the chance to function properly. Implants provide a solid foundation for the dentures.
Who is a candidate for implant-supported dentures?
Candidates are patients who have:
- A healthy smile free from periodontal disease
- Sufficient bone structure for successful placement of the implant
- Full dentures that are not staying in place with natural suction or dental adhesives
The best way to determine candidacy is with an appointment at Advanced Dental Practices. Dr. Ross Palioca will take x-rays to check bone density and oral health.
Considering stabilizing your dentures with implants?
Dr. Ross Palioca can assess the smile and determine if you are a good candidate for implant-supported dentures. Call (508) 456-7111 today to schedule an appointment. Patients are welcome to contact his practice and build a relationship with a caring dental staff dedicated to their oral health and wellness.