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Traditional dentures provide a quick, budget-friendly way to replace an entire row of teeth. However, they can also slip when you don’t want them to, and after a while, they might not fit as well as they used to. Luckily, Dr. Ruff has a way to help you avoid these drawbacks while still enjoying the benefits of dentures: attaching them to dental implants. For more information about implant dentures, give our Fayetteville office a call today.
You may have heard of dental implants, which are small, screwlike posts that can act like tooth roots once they have been surgically inserted into the jaw below the gumline. When dentures are attached to dental implants, they are known as implant dentures. One notable feature of implant dentures is that they’re made to either be fixed or removable.
To get an implant denture that always stays in your mouth, you will usually need to have four to eight implant posts placed. Taking care of fixed implant dentures is quite simple; you can treat them as if they were real teeth by brushing and flossing two times a day.
Removable implant dentures are often recommended for patients with less bone density in their jaws. This is because only about two to five posts are needed for the treatment. While a fixed implant denture can only be removed by a professional, you’ll be able to take out a removable implant denture at any time on your own.
You are most likely a viable candidate for implant dentures if you have lost all of the teeth in a single arch, even if certain preparatory treatments are required first. We’ll be able to confirm your eligibility for the procedure if: