Restoring Your Smile With Implant Supported Dentures
Tooth loss is a serious dental issue that many people face on a regular basis. After losing a tooth, many patients experience a decline in the function of their teeth and the structure of their jaw. This can be a major issue, and many patients may consider correcting this issue with dental implants. If you are suffering from significant tooth loss, dental implants can even secure your dentures, creating a more natural look than traditional dentures. If you are considering contacting a periodontist who specializes in implant supported dentures in Miami, FL, read the following information first.
Full dentures are used to describe dentures that can replace an entire arch of teeth. Periodically, full dentures may be needed for only the top or bottom set of teeth, but if you have lost all of your teeth on both the top and bottom part of your mouth, you will certainly need a full set of dentures. You may also benefit from a full set of dentures if:
• You have lost the majority of your teeth.
• Your current teeth are not healthy.
• Your teeth are weak and/or make it difficult to chew.
If you are experiencing any of the issues listed above, your current teeth will be extracted prior to your denture fitting. A full set of dentures will usually be secured to your mouth using four to eight small dental implants.
Partial dentures replace only a small set of teeth and are usually recommended when a patient loses a set of teeth, but still retains a noticeable amount of healthy teeth. Partial dentures can help improve the appearance, health, and function of your entire mouth. Partial dentures are usually secured by a small series of dental implants, and the implant procedure can usually be completed in a single visit.
In short, both full and partial implants can be beneficial. Our periodontist will be able to help you decide which option is best for you. Call (305) 270-1350 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bradley Ross.
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