Issaquah Implant-Supported Dentures
Implant-Supported Dentures In Issaquah, WA
If you are missing most or all of your natural teeth due to extensive gum disease, tooth decay, or major oral trauma, traditional dentures are not your only option. Implant-supported dentures in Issaquah from Dr. Alexandra Cristescu allow you to permanently restore your smile, chew normally, and keep your teeth strong.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are similar to traditional dentures. However, while traditional dentures fit over your gums and are held in place using friction and dental adhesive, implant-supported dentures are attached directly to a series of dental implants.
In the procedure, a set of 4-6 implants will be placed into the upper, lower, or both arches of your smile, depending on your needs. Once these implants heal, a denture is built that clips onto them.
The result is a denture that is held in place tightly, and provides a more natural appearance than traditional dentures. Both fixed (non-removable) and removable implant dentures are available for most patients.
The Difference Between Implant-Supported Dentures & Dental Implants
The difference between implant-supported dentures and dental implants (single-tooth implants) is that single-tooth implants use a single dental implant to support one dental crown. This restores a single tooth permanently. In contrast, implant-supported dentures restore all of your teeth in one treatment.
While multiple single-tooth implants can be used to restore several missing teeth, they are impractical if you are missing the majority of your teeth. If this is the case, implant-supported dentures are recommended instead, because you can restore all of your teeth with a single set of 4-6 implants.
The Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Wondering why implant-supported dentures may be a better option compared to traditional dentures? Here are a few benefits of this treatment.
- Never moves or shifts – Your implants will be anchored in place and permanently bonded to your jaw bone, and your dentures will snap tightly onto these implants, so they will never shift or move when you eat, speak, or chew.
- Preserves bone tissue – Traditional dentures cause a “sunken” facial appearance over time. This is because losing a tooth causes the underlying jawbone to weaken and shrink.
This doesn’t happen with implant-supported dentures. The implants stimulate and strengthen your jaw tissue, keeping it strong and preventing changes in your facial structure.
- Long-lasting results – Dental implants can last you for the rest of your life, and implant-supported dentures usually have a longer lifespan compared to traditional dentures, making this treatment a good long-term investment.
Contact Us For An Appointment In Issaquah Today
If you are considering implant-supported dentures in Issaquah, Eastside Family Dentistry is where you want to be. Dr. Alexandra Cristescu is an experienced implant dentist, and can help you decide if this treatment is right for you. To schedule a comprehensive oral exam and consultation, just give us a call at (425) 391-9200 or contact us online. We’re always accepting new patients in Issaquah!
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