The loss of your teeth, whether due to decay, injury, or extraction, can result in a loss of confidence, lack of self-esteem, and difficulty performing everyday tasks like eating or chewing. If you have significant tooth loss, you may have considered dentures. However, your dentist can help you replace your teeth permanently and securely with implant-supported dentures. Find out more about implant-supported dentures and what this revolutionary procedure could mean for you with Dr. Jennifer Georgiades at Emerald Coast Family Dentistry in Pensacola, FL.
What is an implant-supported denture?
Implant-supported dentures take replacing your missing teeth to a whole new level of permanence and effectiveness. This procedure uses dental implant technology to securely implant your dentures directly into the jawbone beneath your gums. This the minor surgery, your dentist will place a small, screw-like piece of metal called the implant fixture into the jawbone. During the healing process, the bone grows around the implant fixture, sealing it naturally into place and fusing it into position. The denture affixes to several implant fixtures placed along the arch.
The Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Though the procedure for implant-supported dentures is more in-depth and time-consuming than simply wearing traditional dentures, the ease of use and peace of mind that comes along with implant-supported dentures are truly worth their weight in gold. Eat the foods you love without worrying about your dentures shifting or falling out. Additionally, caring for your implant-supported dentures is as easy as caring for your natural teeth. Simply brush twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist for routine dental examinations every six months. No more soaking your dentures at night or even removing them at all. Implant-Supported dentures remain in your mouth permanently.
Implant-Supported Dentures in Pensacola, FL
If you think you could benefit from implant-supported dentures, a simple consultation with your dentist can help you determine if this is the best tooth replacement option for you and your smile. For more information on dental implants or implant-supported dentures, please contact Dr. Georgiades at Emerald Coast Family Dentistry in Pensacola, FL. Call (850) 944-9655 to schedule your consultation for dental implants with Dr. Georgiades today!