As we grow older, our teeth often become stained or even damaged. In some cases, people may even begin to lose their teeth and require dentures. Traditional removable dentures leave a lot to be desired. Some people even avoid seeking dental care because they fear the discomfort and embarrassing slippage often associated with dentures. But did you know a dental procedure exists that can restore your smile with secure, permanent dentures? In today’s blog, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, explains the benefits of dental implant-retained dentures.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is composed of a biocompatible titanium post topped with an abutment and custom-made dental crown. Dental implants can replace a single tooth, or even provide a partial or full set of dentures. Implants are designed to look natural and blend seamlessly with your smile. With dental implants, patients can have their smile returned to full function and appearance.
Advantages of Implant-Retained Dentures
First, implant-retained dentures are affixed to your jaw with special posts that actually bond with bone tissue. In addition to permanently securing your dentures, the implants also prevent bone loss and preserve your facial structure. When we lose our teeth, the body responds by suspending the supply of crucial nutrients to the surrounding jawbone. Without the necessary doses of calcium and phosphorus, the bone degrades. Often, traditional dentures exacerbate this process by battering the already weakened jawbone. Bone loss alters the facial features, in some cases causing patients to develop jowls, sunken cheeks, or a ptotic, or witch’s, chin. Since the body accepts implants as natural teeth, the flow of nutrients is never interrupted and the jawbone stays strong. With implant-retained dentures, your smile, and your appearance, stay as beautiful as ever.
Schedule a Visit with Your Rochester Cosmetic Dentist
Do you require dentures and want to see if implant-retained dentures are right for you? Then talk to Dr. Calcagno today! Make an appointment with your Rochester cosmetic dentist by calling 507-281-3659. Our 55902 dentist office offers the latest in general, cosmetic, and cosmetic dentistry to transform your smile. We serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, and surrounding areas.