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If you are missing several teeth, an implant-supported bridge can provide a solid alternative which offers many benefits over a conventional denture. The benefit of using implants is that they don't rely on neighboring teeth for support. For many people who are missing teeth dental implants are the next best thing to having their own teeth.
Patients with a lower denture have found that the best reason for choosing an implant is it will help stop a lower denture from sliding. A removable denture can make chewing uncomfortable and talking difficult. Implants can restore function and aesthetics to normal levels even if a denture is still required. If you are interested in determining if you are a good candidate for a dental implant please speak to our receptionist and she will make the necessary consultation appointments.
Dentures are created using artificial teeth embedded in a pink base. The base rests on the ridges that remain after your teeth have all been extracted. The base stays in place using suction but lower dentures may require the use of an adhesive to prevent movement – suction with lower dentures does not tend to be solid.
Although the technology for creating and placing dentures has improved in recent years, lower dentures do tend to be more uncomfortable and mobile then upper dentures. Titanium dental implants can be used to help enhance the comfort and retention of your denture. Dental implants provide a strong anchor upon which the denture can be placed, limiting mobility and providing for a more natural, comfortable fit.
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