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Implants and Dentures

Posted by FLEX DENTAL on Apr 28 2021, 08:14 AM

Implants and Dentures

Do you have missing teeth?  Does that hurt your confidence?  Dental implants and dentures are the key solutions for missing teeth. These treatments can help improve your self-esteem, restore your beautiful smile, and keep your mouth healthy.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are artificial teeth placed on an acrylic plate inside your mouth, covering your gum and bone. They come in two types — complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are recommended when all of the teeth are missing and need to be replaced. On the other hand, partial dentures are recommended when some natural teeth remain.

How Are Dentures Made? 

After examining the patient's mouth, the dentist will take an impression of the mouth by using stock trays and sending it to the lab. The lab will then fabricate a custom tray and bite rims, articulate the model, and then set up teeth to assure proper form and function. Once the teeth are correctly set up, the technicians add additional wax around the teeth and then flask the denture model. After that, acrylic mixing and pressing take place. The last stage is finishing and polishing for a natural look.

 What Are the Benefits of Getting Dentures?

  • Dentures are less costly than implants.
  • No surgery is required for dentures, and the process is invasive.
  • helpful in restoring the ability to chew and speak, improving mouth function, and restoring your self-confidence.
  • The cleaning process is just like your natural teeth. You will have to brush twice a day.
  • It can reduce further oral issues.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are screw-like objects made of titanium and placed on the jawbone. It doesn't harm any of your oral tissue. It is biocompatible and doesn't cause any allergies. 

Implants come in different kinds. There are single-unit implants, multiple implants, or implant systems like the all-on-four ( four implants are placed in your arch and covered with a denture, called dental hybrid) and all-on-six.

How Are Dental Implants Installed? 

Dental implants are the preferred option if you have one or more permanent missing teeth. The implants are placed surgically into the jawbone, then fused with your natural jawbone. After that, a small connector called an abutment is placed on the top of the dental implant. Finally, individual teeth or dentures containing multiple teeth are then connected to the abutment.

What Are the Benefits of Getting Dental Implants?

  • It is very easy to care for, just like your natural teeth.
  • It allows you to eat any kind of food, including sticky and crunchy.
  • With proper care, implants are durable.
  • It will preserve the bone, prevent a further change of facial structure, and improve appearance.
  • Implants can help you to improve your self-confidence, enhance your overall health, and keep your natural teeth healthy.

Missing teeth not only affect your mouth but can also impact overall health. Your dentist may suggest dentures, implants, or whatever they prescribe as proper treatment for your mouth depending on the condition of your teeth. 

Want to learn more about dental implants? Call Flex Dental at (813) 999-1092 or schedule an appointment online.



            


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