Maryville, Alcoa and Knoxville TN
For people who have lost teeth, sometimes dentures do not solve all the problems caused by those missing teeth. Your dentures still may limit some of your eating choices. Also, dentures can slip and shift in the mouth, causing embarrassment or affecting your speech, not to mention discomfort. Depending on the type of dentures you choose, your dentures also may irritate your gums and mouth. Avoid any discomfort, embarrassment or food limitations by receiving a set of implant retained dentures from your Maryville restorative dentist, Dr. Ben Sentell, at Cedar Street Family Dentistry.
What are implant retained dentures?
This refers to any set of dentures anchored into the mouth by dental implants, which are titanium screws that are inserted surgically into the jawbone and secure your dentures in place with an abutment placed onto every implant.
The advantages of implant retained dentures
Every set of dentures produced at Cedar Street Family Dentistry is fabricated from digital impressions that are taken of your mouth. These digital images are more precise than traditional means of taking impressions. The end result is a set of replacement teeth that maintains or improves your bite, without slipping or falling out.
Implant dentures, however, are a cut above the other denture options currently available in restorative dentistry. The implants themselves provide extremely stable support for the dentures—meaning they will not slip or shift. As a result, your implant dentures feel more “real” than any other type of dentures.
Other benefits of implant-retained dentures include:
- Improved oral health
- Improved ability to eat, because implant dentures are strong and stable enough to allow you to eat any type of food
- Improved self-esteem and appearance
- More comfortable
- Looks more natural
How long does it take to receive implant retained dentures?
The length of time it takes to install implant dentures depends on the healing process, which is different for each patient after the implants are inserted surgically into the jawbone. This healing process usually takes four to six months.
How should I maintain my implant retained dentures?
Like any other set of dentures, implant retained dentures need to be removed at least once per day so they can be cleaned properly. When cleaning your dentures, you also should be sure to clean your gums to safeguard against the accumulation of bacteria, which are the initial building blocks for gum disease.
Cedar Street Family Dentistry also recommends removing the dentures prior to sleep to allow your gums and mouth a chance to rest.
Implant Retained Dentures in Maryville
Are you tired of living with the inconvenience and lost self-esteem that comes along with missing teeth? Replace them with a beautiful, functional set of implant retained dentures today. We also can replace an existing set of dentures with implant-retained dentures. Take the next step and call Cedar Street Family Dentistry today at (865) 233-7640 to schedule a consultation at our Maryville office.
Cedar Street Family Dentistry is proud to offer comprehensive, high-quality oral health care to patients in the areas of Maryville, Alcoa, and Knoxville in East Tennessee.