Permanent Dentures In Sugar House
If you have missing teeth in your smile, you may wonder what your options are to get a complete, attractive and functioning smile again. In the past, there was one option: dentures — the kind that used adhesive to adhere to your gums. These are definitely better than the alternative, but come with problems of their own.
There is a newer, rather revolutionary option we offer in our Sugar House clinic in Salt Lake City, and it’s one that we think you will love. It is called implant supported dentures.
What are implant supported dentures?
Dental implants are used to replace gaps in your smile. They are titanium root replacements, which are small metal rods that fuse to your jawbone. A custom dental crown is placed on top of these dental implants. These dental implants, when combined with the dental crowns, are very durable and may last your whole life. It is to these dental implants and crowns that the dentures or a dental bridge are secured, and that makes them very stable.
There are two different kinds of apparatus that can be used to restore a gap in your teeth. One is dentures, and these are used if you need to replace multiple teeth in a row or if all of your teeth missing. The dental implants are placed in certain areas in your smile and the dentures are then secured to the dental crowns.
The other apparatus is a dental bridge. This is usually used if one or only a few teeth are missing in a row. These, too, are secured on each side to the dental crowns and are very stable.
What are the advantages to using implant dentistry procedures for dentures or a dental bridge?
- Stability — Because dental implants are so sturdy and long-lasting, dentures or a dental bridge secured to the implants can last for a lifetime.
- Custom made — Each part of the system, from dental implant to dental crown to dentures or the dental bridge are all made for you so they fit properly.
- Attractiveness — The dentures and the dental bridge are created to look just like natural teeth, so you can smile and laugh with confidence.
- Functionality — Implant-supported dentures or a dental bridge function just like natural teeth, so you can chew and eat naturally.
- Convenience — Implant-supported dentures or a dental bridge can either be permanent (connected permanently to the dental crowns) or can be removable using a device similar to a retainer.
We will partner with you to make the best dental choices for you. Call our Sugar House dentist office today and we can help you get the smile of your dreams! Dr. Theurer and his team provide restorative dentistry services to everyone in the Salt Lake City area, including Millcreek UT!
For more information about our dental implant procedures, please feel free to visit our dental implants website!