February 26, 2017
The impact of living with missing teeth is huge. Activities that most of us take for granted become difficult when you’re missing one or more of your teeth. For example, eating at your favorite restaurant becomes a chore rather than a joy when you can’t properly chew your food. It definitely takes a toll on your confidence. The good news is there are solutions and Ryan Dental Group is here to help! Your dentist in Allen discusses the benefits of implant supported dentures.
What is a Denture?
For patients who are missing multiple teeth, dentures can be a great option for restoring their teeth. When you’re missing one tooth, without a replacement, it often leads to additional tooth loss, leaving patients feeling hopeless in a downward spiral. A denture is a removable appliance designed to restore an entire arch of teeth.
Dr. Michael Ryan is a prosthodontist, which means he specializes in creating fixed and removable appliances that restore both beauty and function to your teeth. He also uses dental implants to support many of these appliances in order to create a more secure and stable fit.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are the gold standard in dentistry for tooth replacement, and this is because they restore both your root and your tooth, which protects the integrity of your oral health. When your bone has no root to support, it will deteriorate and eventually eliminate support for your remaining teeth. Dr. Ryan will surgically place a titanium post into your bone, which is the implant that replaces your root.
The implant will need a few months to heal and integrate with your bone. After the appropriate healing time has passed, Dr. Ryan can replace one missing tooth with a porcelain crown, or use the implant in conjunction with other implants to support a denture.
He’ll customize a denture that will complement your facial structure and skin tone and will snap into four strategically placed dental implants. A denture not only restores your smile, but also takes years off the appearance of your face as multiple missing teeth can leave you with a sunken appearance. Dental implants in Allen are offering denture wearers a more dependable fit that ensures you won’t have movement or slippage when you talk or eat.
Contact Ryan Dental Group
If you’re ready to reclaim the life you deserve, give Ryan Dental Group a call today to schedule your next appointment and learn about the possibilities for your smile.