If you are looking into tooth replacement options, you may be considering dentures from our Mansfield, TX dental practice. However, you may have put off treatment because you dread the thought of ill-fitting and uncomfortable false teeth. Thanks to advanced technology and our highly personalized treatment methods, we offer state-of-the-art dentures that look and feel better than the false teeth of past generations.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
In addition to removable dentures, we also offer implant-supported dentures. If you choose this treatment option, Dr. Jones or Dr. Harris will embed biocompatible titanium posts in your gums. These posts will provide a stable base for a full or partial set of teeth. After your gums have healed, your dentist will attach a partial bridge or full set of dentures to the top of the posts. Your dentures may snap directly onto the implant posts, or they may fit onto a metal arch. While our traditional removable dentures are finely crafted and customized to meet your needs, we also highly encourage you to consider implant-supported dentures, which offer a number of practical and aesthetic benefits.
The Advantages of Implants
Implant-supported dentures are the most natural-looking method of tooth replacement. They never slip out of place, and they fit more securely against your gum. Additionally, the metal rods are completely concealed under the new teeth, and you will never have to worry about exposing the gum-colored plastic base on which traditional removable dentures rest.
Often, denture wearers must make dramatic modifications to their diets to accommodate their new teeth. Certain foods can damage their dentures or move them out of place while they are eating. If you choose implant-supported dentures, you will typically have to make fewer dietary adjustments. While very hard foods may still pose a risk for your new teeth, you can continue to enjoy nearly all of your favorite foods. Best of all, you will never be embarrassed by your teeth moving out of place during a meal.
When you are missing teeth, it can have dramatic, detrimental effects for your oral health. Normally, your teeth touch thousands of times a day. Each time they come in contact with one another, they send a tiny shockwave to your jaw bone. This shock wave acts as a signal to your jawbone and stimulates the regeneration of new bone cells. With fewer teeth, your bone receives fewer signals, and over time the bone will begin to degenerate. Implants replace the dental root, as well as the tooth itself. Therefore, your new teeth will continue to send regenerative signals to your jawbone. Implants and implant-supported dentures are the only tooth replacement option that prevents jawbone degeneration and promotes renewed jawbone growth.
Both our implant-supported dentures and our traditional, removable dentures have a long lifespan. Over time, however, traditional dentures may begin to slip out of place as the underlying jawbone changes shape. Because implant-supported dentures prevent jawbone degeneration, you will not have to replace or modify your dentures as often. In fact, with proper care, implant-supported dentures can last the rest of your life.
About Mansfield Dental Associates
At Mansfield Dental Associates, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris share the same vision and philosophy when it comes to patient care. We provide thorough, compassionate restorative dental care, including highly lifelike and comfortable dentures. Contact our Mansfield, TX dentist office at 817-473-6227 to schedule your next appointment.