Implants can be prohibitively expensive, while traditional dentures have serious drawbacks. Loose fits or a fit that changes over time, cleaning, or just flat out having them fall out while you are speaking!
Fixed dentures, also known as implant-supported or “all-on-4” dentures, are prosthetic devices for those in need of a whole new set of teeth.These are designed to attach to the jaw surgically, creating a permanent solution for replacement teeth.
Today, your Austin, MN dentist discusses whether this procedure might be your best solution!
How Do They Work?
With traditional dentures, the whole mouth prosthetic device is glued to the gums. Often, there are issues with proper adhesion, or just make a terrible mess. And you have to store them at night, making sure they are cleaned and sanitary. It can get to be a bit much!
With advances in implant technology, whole mouth dentures can be a lot less of a hassle. Fixed dentures rely upon a set number of implant sites (usually 4 for top and the same for bottom). A permanent denture is attached to the site, creating a lasting solution for your smile.
This approach has numerous benefits over traditional dentures. And is much more affordable than individual implants, with less trauma to the mouth.
What Are The Benefits?
One significant advantage to a permanent denture is its likelihood of saving jaw bone decay. Over time, a mouth without teeth will recede, known as resorbtion. Connecting a prosthetic that closely mirrors the teeth helps prevent this.
This solution also allows for a stronger bite, and no likelihood of them falling out during speech. Nobody else has to know that you are even wearing dentures! Our ideal solution mirrors your smile as much as possible, but at your best.
If you are in need of a whole mouth restoration solution, fixed dentures may be an option that could benefit you. If you are looking for a more affordable solution than a full mouth of implants, this is a happy medium between implants and traditional dentures.
The Best Of Both Worlds
Dentures can sometimes alter the way someone appears, as the prosthetic does not completely align with their face. There is less likelihood of this with fixed dentures, as the structure hugs onto the gums. It also does not cover the roof of the mouth.
The development of implant technology has led to serious breakthroughs on how we correct dental deterioration. These advances also allow for maintaining your similar profile appearance. This might be the most intriguing of all the benefits of the procedure.
ABOUT YOUR AUSTIN, MN, DENTIST:
Our team offers our patients and their family access to comprehensive dental care, including general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.
To schedule an appointment with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic, contact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312. Our office welcomes patients from Austin, MN and surrounding communities.