Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN
Whether you are someone who has just lost all of their teeth or you are looking to upgrade from your current set of dentures, consider letting your local Nashville dentist at Devine Dentistry provide you with a beautiful, functional set of implant dentures.
What are implant dentures?
Implant dentures are a set of dentures that are supported by multiple dental implants, which are installed at strategic locations in your dental arch. A regular denture rests on the boney ridges of your mouth. Implant supported dentures are attached to the dental implants by an abutment on each implant. This means that the dentures snap into place, providing you with a confident, secure, and comfortable fit for your new dentures.
What can I expect from a set of implant dentures?
Devine Dentistry fabricates a set of implant dentures to the same standards that are used to construct our other denture options. Impressions of your teeth and mouth will be taken and used to make the dentures. Made from the highest-quality materials available, the replacement teeth themselves are fabricated so that they match the style and color of any of your remaining teeth, or we can use a photograph that shows us what your teeth looked like before they were extracted.
Each set of dentures, including implant dentures, is constructed while paying attention to neuromuscular dimensions—i.e., the alignment of your bite. Fabricating dentures in this way helps reduce the risk of other oral health issues such as a misaligned bite or temporomandibular joint disorder.
Why should I consider implant dentures?
In addition to supporting the dentures and making them more secure in the mouth, the dental implants also provide stimulation to the supporting bone structure that previously was provided by the roots of your teeth. Without this stimulation, your bone structure eventually will begin to deteriorate over time, which can be a problem for those who wear traditional dentures that rest on the jawbone. Eventually, traditional dentures need to be remade to accommodate the changing jawbones.
Are implant dentures right for me?
You must have enough healthy bone structure to support the dental implants.
Implant dentures can be installed for current denture wearers who have become dissatisfied with how their dentures fit in their mouth.
In general, however, if you are searching for a secure, and comfortable tooth replacement option, then implant dentures may be right for you.
How should I maintain my implant dentures?
While implant-supported dentures fit securely in the mouth, you still will need to remove them at least twice per day so that they can be cleaned. While your dentures have been removed, you also should clean your gums and the portion of the implant that remains above the gum line. This will help prevent the accumulation of bacteria and plaque, which are the initial building blocks for gum disease.
We also recommend that patients remove their dentures before going to sleep, which allows their tissue, bones, and jaw a chance to rest.
The importance of replacing missing teeth
Over time, living with lost teeth can cause problems with your oral health. In addition to hindering your ability to eat and chew, and the eventual deterioration of the supporting bone structure, tooth loss can lead to the loss of additional teeth, while also potentially causes existing teeth to shift, leading to bite misalignment. Not to mention, the embarrassment that missing teeth can cause.
Implant Dentures in Nashville
Why live with any of these risks? Let the staff at Devine Dentistry help by supplying you with a beautiful, secure set of implant dentures. Schedule your consultation today by calling our Nashville office at (615) 269-4209.
Devine Dentistry is here to care for patients in the areas of Belle Meade, Green Hills, and Nashville, Tennessee.