Millions of people are affected by tooth loss. In addition to affecting one’s appearance, it can also make everyday tasks like chewing and speaking difficult. Left untreated, tooth loss can lead to deterioration of the jawbone, loss of facial structure, bite imbalances and tooth shifts.
A denture is an appliance which is used to replace lost teeth and support the oral tissues. Dentures are custom-made for you, and they go a long way towards improving your oral functions, preventing your facial muscles from sagging, and enhancing the aesthetics of your smile.
Traditional dentures consist of a removable, pink or gum-colored base with artificial teeth on top. They can be full or partial based on how many teeth need to be replaced. If you only have a small number of natural teeth, then they may be removed and replaced by a set of full dentures.
Fixed Dentures and Denture Stabilization
Fixed dentures, on the other hand, are supported by surgically placed dental implants. Unlike removable dentures, they are fixed in place, and hence there is no chance of slipping or moving. With denture stabilization techniques, implants can be used to keep traditional dentures steady.
All-on-4 implants are used to replace a full set of teeth in a dental arch using just four dental implants. It is a contemporary technique in which the back implants are tilted at an angle of forty-five degrees to provide the required support for total rehabilitation. The angular placement of the back implants helps overcome bone deficiencies that often occur in the back of the jaws. This method can avoid the need for bone grafts while replacing the teeth using fewer implants.
To learn more about the best tooth replacement options for your needs, contact our office today. Please give us a call at (941) 240-2750. Our practice is located at 6975 Professional Pkwy. E., Suite B, Sarasota, FL 34240.