Losing teeth can bring about a feeling of aging or even incompleteness. Without teeth, it would be difficult to eat and speak as desired. Besides, toothless smiles are only cute on babies. As adults, it takes a serious toll on our confidence. Dentures help patients who have lost a full set of teeth regain their confidence by restoring their beautiful smile, and more importantly, bring back their oral capabilities. At Summerbrook Dental Group, our professionals use fixed dentures as a tooth replacement solution for patients who want to restore their oral health after losing their teeth.
What Are Fixed Dentures?
Fixed dentures are a restorative solution for replacing a complete row of missing or extracted teeth. They may be placed on the upper jaw or the lower jaw, or even both jaws. Fixed dentures use dental implants for firm support, so that when placed, it appears like your natural teeth, giving a pleasing aesthetic appearance. Also called permanent dentures, they are not removable once they are placed. Fixed dentures are usually preferred over removable dentures since they will be locked into your mouth and not slip when you chew or speak. Also, they are durable and can last a long time.
The Procedure For Getting Fixed Dentures
Our professionals begin the process by reviewing your dental and medical records with you. This helps to outline the best process for your procedure. We will take measurements of your mouth with x-rays for a customized fit. If there are teeth that need extraction, they will be taken care of. Each part of the process is done under local anesthesia to keep you comfortable. We will start by placing the dental implants required to hold the dentures. Depending on the patient, this may be between four to six implants strategically placed. The implants act as tooth roots to keep your dentures secure. After the implants are placed, you will be given temporary dentures to use while the implants heal and bond with your jaw.
As soon as the jaw with implants has healed, you are ready to receive your permanent fixed dentures. During this session, the temporary dentures will be removed, and permanent dentures will be connected to the abutments of each dental implant securely. Once the dentures are securely fixed, you can start enjoying your new set of dentures as you would use your natural teeth.
Benefits Of Getting Fixed Dentures
Getting fixed dentures gives you freedom over your oral health. All you have to do is maintain great oral hygiene and routine visits for checkups to keep your dentures in good shape. Unlike removable dentures, you do not have to worry about removing them every night for cleaning. The implant posts also help to prevent bone loss by stimulating your jawbone. With fixed dentures, you can eat whatever you want without worries of them coming loose. In addition, you get an improved smile and facial appearance. Please schedule a consultation with us at Summerbrook Dental Group today by calling 720-882-9988 to see if you are a candidate for fixed dentures.