According to the American College of Prosthodontists, approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and almost 30 million are missing all of their teeth. If you have all of your teeth, you might shrug this off and say, “They can wear dentures, can’t they?” But with missing teeth, there is an invisible problem associated with tooth loss and it’s hiding below your gumline. Bone tissue needs stimulation to keep its strength and health. Wherever your jaw is missing teeth, bone disintegrates. But do not despair. At Apple Dental, we offer a wonderful and permanent solution to the problem of bone loss and missing teeth. Dental implant-support dentures support your dentures while also stimulating your jawbone to prevent bone loss!
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a titanium alloy post that is inserted into the jawbone, taking the place of missing roots. Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth, improving your appearance, comfort, and self-confidence. Dentists have been working with them for more than thirty years. They’ve become so popular that more than 500,000 dental implants are placed every year.
What Are Dental Implant-Supported Dentures?
With this technique, we first place four implants, and then we use special dentures that snap into place onto the implants. Dental implant-supported dentures are stable and integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact. In many cases, a specially designed denture can be attached to your implants the very same day!
If you’ve been told you don’t have enough jawbone to support an implant, don’t despair! Because we use just 4 dental implants, as your dentist in Surrey, we can place them where the bone is healthiest. For those with significant bone loss, this might be the perfect choice for your tooth replacement needs, without the need for more expensive and time-consuming treatments like bone grafts.
- can feel unnatural
- need denture adhesive
- do not prevent bone loss
- must be removed at night
- limit your ability to taste food
- reduce the variety of foods you can eat
- reduce your biting force
- become loose, wobbly, and uncomfortable as bone mass is lost.
Dental Implant-Supported Dentures…
- feel normal
- are secured in place with implants
- slow or prevent bone loss
- let you taste the food you love
- help you eat what you like
- give you the ability to chew with strength and confidence
- fit securely and offer long-term stability.
Want to learn more about how we combine the benefits of dental implant-supported dentures in Surrey? Curious if it’s the right fit for your smile? Get in touch to book a consultation. We will explore your options, and we’d be glad to answer any questions you have so you can make confident choices for your oral health needs.
Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Sirpa Gohel, aka Dr. G, general dentist in Surrey