After losing teeth, it’s incredibly important to replace them as soon as possible in order to restore function and avoid complications, which can include jawbone regression and a lack of stability for your remaining teeth. Choosing the right treatment plan can be tricky, often depending on a variety of factors, from finances to the number of missing teeth.
If you need an entire dental arch replaced, Pur Dental Center offers a cost-effective solution: the locator-attached, implant-retained denture. While traditional removable dentures rest on the gums, an implant-retained denture simply snaps onto small titanium implants (often as few as 2) that are inserted into the jawbone, offering structural support and helping to reduce bone loss. They also closely mirror the form and function of natural teeth, allowing you to chew and speak without worrying about your prosthesis shifting out of place.
The procedure, which can be performed under local anaesthetic, is minimally invasive and typically offers a quick recovery time. Though slightly costlier than conventional dentures, implant-retained dentures are more affordable than standard dental implant solutions, which require an implant for every tooth that must be replaced.
Some of implant-retained dentures’ advantages over traditional dentures:
- Increased bite strength
- Improved speech
- Decreased gum tissue irritation
- Less of your palate is covered
- No need for denture adhesive
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