Not everything was better back in the “good old days.” Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and have certainly improved the lives of thousands of Palm Harbor people who have lost many or all of their teeth. However, Grandpa’s conventional false teeth are not the prime tooth replacement. Traditional dentures can impede many essential oral functions such as chewing, tasting, swallowing, talking, and smiling.
You may know denture wearers who have stopped attending social activities because they are embarrassed by dentures that are far from inconspicuous. Some have even stopped eating their favorite foods because their dentures diminish their ability to taste or chew.
We have fantastic news for Palm Harbor residents with missing teeth. Dentures in Trinity have evolved! Implant-anchored or implant-supported dentures in Trinity are far better than traditional dentures for many patients. There are two types of implant anchored dentures; removable and permanent. No adhesive is needed for either system. With the permanent type, screw retentions are anchored in the jaw to serve as attachment points for the denture. Permanent implant-supported dentures in Trinity are very stable. Moreover, they are usually less costly than replacing each missing tooth with an implant.
Screw retentions require enough bone thickness to allow the implant to securely mesh with the existing bone. Unfortunately, some patients who have been missing teeth for a long period of time have experienced bone recession. For patients who lack the needed amount of bone, mini-implants may be an alternative. Removable implant anchored dentures have a locator attachment which allows the wearer to snap the appliance in place. Some patients prefer this type because they can remove them at night for cleaning. Countless Palm Harbor patients who have traded in their traditional dentures report that their implant anchored dentures have greatly improved their life.
The remarkable benefits of implant-supported dentures include:
- Increased comfort
- Natural appearance
- Normal tooth function
- Improved strength
- Better bone retention
- Denture relines not needed
- Minimal gum irritation
- No denture adhesive necessary
For more details about dental implants, call (727) 789-1980 to schedule a consultation with David Pielak. Prestige Dentistry is located at 4140 Woodlands Pkwy Ste A in Palm Harbor. We have been providing quality care and personal attention since 1986.
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