Dentist in Longview, TX highlights the benefits of implant-supported dentures
Many denture wearers face a common problem – bone resorption. There is no longer any pressure simulation to the boney ridge beneath the gums once natural teeth have been removed. Bone regeneration slows down and the bone begins to deteriorate. This can result in a shrunken facial appearance and perfectly fitted dentures begin to slip. Bone resorption will continue, making it impossible to wear conventional dentures. Fortunately, we offer a solution that can provide long lasting stability for denture wearers who face this problem – implant supported dentures. Dr. Clint Bruyere, a highly sought after dentist in Longview, TX, and his team are happy to explain the purpose of implant supported denture treatment and its many benefits.
Whether you have conventional dentures or you are seeking denture treatment for the first time, our team can help. Implant supported dentures provide pressure stimulation that results in minimal to no bone shrinkage. The implants are titanium posts that are gently placed into the jawbone during oral surgery. During a process called osseointegration, the bone fuses to the implants. Titanium dental implants are biocompatible, which means they are safe for the body. They have been found to be the best material for implants because they are so compatible with bone tissue. After the jawbone has healed, the dentures will be placed over the implants. There should be no reason to worry about implant-supported dentures shifting or falling out.
If you currently wear dentures, how do you know if you are a candidate for implant supported denture treatment? We recommend answering the following questions:
- Do your dentures slip when you speak?
- Does food become trapped under your dentures when you eat?
- Do your dentures seem to be losing their grip?
- Are you suffering from sore gums?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Bruyere. He will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums and review your medical history. X-rays may be taken to examine the jawbone and soft tissues. If you are a candidate for implant-supported dentures, Dr. Bruyere will tailor a treatment plan to meet your needs and achieve your goals. Take a step toward a more confident smile, and more stable dentures, by calling our team at 903-708-6116 today.