If you are missing teeth, oral functions like chewing, speaking clearly, or smiling can become painful or embarrassing.
Dental implant-supported dentures can resolve these problems in ways that traditional dentures simply cannot.
Find out how the oral surgeons of Advanced Oral Surgery in Tampa, FL, restore smiles by combining dentures and dental implants...
Dentures are artificial teeth that are designed to restore your smile after partial or complete tooth loss. Partial dentures replace several missing teeth, while complete dentures replace an entire arch. Complete dentures are also referred to as full dentures. Dentures address significant tooth loss; implant-supported crowns or other restorations may be better options for patients missing only one tooth or a few teeth.
Implant-Supported vs. Traditional Dentures
Traditional dentures rest along the gums and rely on suction and denture adhesives to remain in place. Partial dentures using this method clasp onto natural teeth to remain in place along the gums. However, both types can slip or shift when you eat or speak.
Implant-supported dentures are secured to dental implants that are surgically inserted into the jaw. Dental implants have numerous benefits, including superior stability for your dentures. There is no risk of slippage when you eat or speak.
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My Dentist Can Give Me Dentures... So Why Should I See an Oral Surgeon?
Oral surgeons undergo advanced training in order to treat complex oral health issues affecting the gums, jaws, and face. Board-certified oral surgeons Jason Edwards and Tom Backeris of Advanced Oral Surgery, serving Greater Tampa, FL, provide patients the option to improve the function of traditional dentures by attaching them to dental implants. Our doctors have many years of top-level experience performing safe and effective dental surgery procedures at their offices in Valrico, Land O' Lakes and South Tampa, FL.
What's Wrong with Traditional Dentures?
Lack of Stability
Traditional dentures are removable, meaning they are not permanently secured in your mouth. Full dentures, used when every tooth is missing, are designed to fit tightly against your gums while partial dentures, which replace a few consecutive missing teeth, use metal clasps that attach to nearby teeth. Dental adhesive is sometimes needed to keep your full or partial dentures in place, but they remain prone to slipping out of place when you chew or speak.
Weak Chewing Strength
Traditional dentures are not permanently secured to your jawbone, so they only give you a fraction of the chewing function you actually need to eat healthy foods. In other words, biting into hard foods can dislodge your dentures or literally pull them out.
When you lose a tooth, the bone tissue that held it in place will shrink. Dentures cannot stop this dental issue from getting worse. Bone shrinkage associated with several missing teeth can eventually cause your face to look sunken and aged.
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Do Implant-Supported Dentures Work Better?
Because your dentures will be firmly attached to your jaw, the possibility of them moving or becoming loose over time is virtually eliminated.
Full Chewing Strength
Dentures secured to implants restore your ability to bite and chew normally, allowing you to eat foods that would cause traditional dentures to shift out of place.
Retain Jawbone Tissue
When the titanium devices are surgically anchored into your jawbone, it provides stimulation to the surrounding tissue. This actually stops and reverses the bone atrophy that follows tooth loss.
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Missing teeth is a common oral health issue for millions of Americans. You don't have to live with the effects of tooth loss. Advancements in dentistry also mean you don't have to settle for traditional dentures that may slip when you talk and eat. Our skilled oral surgeons have extensive training in dental implants and implant-supported dentures to restore your oral health, function, and appearance.
Implant-supported dentures look, feel, and act just like your natural teeth, giving you a smile that is gorgeous and functional. Don't wait. Start your smile restoration journey by calling our Tampa dentistry practice to request your consultation.
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Digital Impressions: A Sophisticated and Mess-Free Solution
If your dentures were already placed or are being created by your general dentist, our oral surgeons can make them function better by converting them to attach to implants. This saves you time and money since new restorations don't have to be created in our lab. We can work with your dentist to create a customized treatment plan.
All our impressions are taken using digital technology – no messy goop needed!
Maintaining Your Dentures
Maintain Oral Hygiene
Brush twice a day with a soft bristle toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste. Floss daily; a floss threader or water pick can help clean around your implants and underneath your restoration.
Don't Misuse Your Teeth
Do not use your teeth to open packages or bite your nails. This can damage your dentures. It is also best to minimize or avoid sticky or hard foods, like ice or caramel, to protect your new smile.
Visit Your Dentist
Don't forget your regular dental checkups and cleanings. This will allow your dentist to catch any problems before they become worse and help you maintain your new dentures for years to come.
Financing and Insurance
We accept most dental insurance plans and will work to maximize your benefits. For those without insurance or to help with costs not covered by your insurance provider, we also accept CareCredit®, LendingClub, and Compassionate Finance. This allows patients to finance their treatment in affordable monthly payments.
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