Published on May 7, 2019, Updated on December 19, 2021
Traditional prosthetic teeth are held in place by the still existing teeth next to them or through suction from the ridges of the gum. This type of prosthesis is referred to as dentures, and they are easily placed and removed from the mouth. Fixed or permanent ones, however, are permanently held in position and unlike the traditional plates the permanent variety is typically a lot more secure. Thus, a patient usually feels much more confident using them knowing that they are far more convenient as well as easier to communicate and eat with. Such is especially the case for the lower complete ones which are very often unsteady. Find out more about Dental Implants and discover if they are suitable for you.
Obtaining Permanent Dentures
Dentures are a set of false teeth that are fitted into a strong support structure. A complete set replaces all of the upper and lower teeth, whereas partials restore only some teeth. They are traditionally constructed on a gum colored base, which is made of acrylic, and fits onto the gums tightly. They are held there mainly through suction between the teeth and the surface of the gum. Removable prosthetics are easy to remove for cleaning or in between meals. This type of prosthetic, however, comes with several disadvantages, thus, making implant supported prostheses such a popular alternative. Since they become a part of the jaw, they are widely recognized as fixed teeth. A partial that is fixed is known as a fixed bridge. For this type of treatment, you must find a specialist that you can rely on – like a member of our professional staff who will produce and then insert them. Read more about replacing missing teeth with traditional dentures.
How Many Implants Are Needed for Dentures?
An artificial root, or more, may be necessary to insert inside a jaw to totally support a prosthetic, depending on how many teeth must be replaced. As few as four artificial roots will be able to support a complete set (an all-on-four as it is otherwise known). However, the quantity actually depends on some factors, particularly the jaw bone’s overall health.
What is osseo-integration?
What makes implants very popular? Their unique advantage over other methods comes from a natural phenomenon referred to as Osseo-integration. It is a process that facilitates for cells to grow in the surface of some metallic objects after they have been added to the bone. This produces a bond that is naturally strong, and it will then turn into a section of the jaw. It can take around two to six months for a strong bond to be formed since Osseo-integration is a gradual process.
The latest dental restorations get their benefits out of the new roots that they are attached to. An implant can be described as a metallic post having threads at one end. The end that is threaded is screwed at precisely identified angulations and locations in the jaw. The fixed dental prosthetics are usually fitted into the new roots once osseo-integration is complete. This is called ‘loading,’ and it could take around three to six months following installation. An impermanent restoration is provided to work as a bridge for patients throughout this period.
Are Permanent Dentures Right for Me?
Fixed prostheses, both full and partial permanents, feature a number of benefits than its traditional removable counterpart. This far outweighs the higher price tag attached to it. These benefits include:
- Natural Feeling as well as Appearance – A lovely set of teeth with a strong as well as a very steady support feels, looks, and work similar to natural teeth that is healthy.
- Eat Anything You Like – By opting for fixed restorations, you are not going to be concerned over what you should eat.
- Excellent Aesthetics – A skillful dentistry professional will be able to easily give you a lovely fresh smile, raising your confidence level and quality of life in general.
- No More Public Embarrassment – Teeth that are fitted into new fixed roots become permanent and become an inherent part of the mouth, so it will neither feel uncomfortable nor fall out of position.
- Absence of Bone Loss – Not having teeth, their sockets stay empty and can cause bone loss, otherwise known as resorption just about the vacant socket. These restorations really promote bone growth, thankfully because of Osseo-integration.
- Retention of Face Contours – Resorption within the jaw is likely to distort facial contours as well as detract your smile. This will help eliminate that.
- Constantly inside Your Mouth – Customary replacements must be removed whenever the wearer has to go to bed, clean them, or after eating. The new teeth will be permanently fitted and are going to always stay inside your mouth.
- No Concerns about Storage – Unlike the traditional sets, it is not necessary to soak these dentures in some particular soaking solutions whenever removed.
- Normal Speech- A person with a customary replacement maybe unable to communicate naturally for the initial few days. Permanent prosthesis feel natural as well as restore perfect speech.
Cost of Permanent Dentures
New permanent teeth are significantly more expensive compared to conventional replacements. However, weighing in the intangible perks enumerated above, the restoration built on titalium roots offers a great value..
The new teeth are provided with a strong support by implants since they tightly fasten onto the jaw bone. What happens if the jaw bone is not adequately strong to hold them though? Such a consideration becomes significant when you are looking for replacements for the elderly or patients suffering from chronic diseases.
If there is enough bone mass, one of the implant specialists on our staff will probably advise you to wait a little more to allow the process of Osseo-integration to be completed. If complete restoration is needed, some of the other teeth are likely to be extracted. Grafting may as well raise the total cost. However, dentistry will be able to give an option for older adults between the ages of 40 to 80 years old.
Implant Supported Full Permanent Denture
A full permanent prosthesis is likely to be installed with the use of four fresh roots provided that the patient is healthy and has strong bone quality as well as quantity. This is very often called “all-on-four.’ However, four implants may not be enough in terms of complete replacement, particularly if a patient is suffering from a chronic disease such as diabetes and immunodeficiency.
Permanent dentures in Frisco, TX
Permanent dentures will be able to restore the lovely smile that patients have been missing. Do not waste one more moment yearning for something that is within your reach. Give us a call us or see us at our office located in Frisco, TX, which is just minutes from Prosper and The Colony in the DFW metro.
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