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Combining Implants and Dentures for Total Tooth Replacement

Known as total tooth replacement, if you’ve lost all of your teeth we can fabricate an implant-supported full bridge or implant-supported full denture to replace them. Dental implants will be used to replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the tooth roots. As the most experienced specialists for dental implants in Littleton for the past 20 years, we have the experience and technology to make your full mouth tooth replacement therapy as convenient as possible.

The benefits of implant-supported dentures

Dental implants offer numerous advantages over other tooth replacement options. Beyond looking more like your natural teeth, implant-supported dentures will function more like them too, as will an implant-supported bridge. They are also far more comfortable and convenient than regular dentures, providing a much more natural bite and improved chewing action.

Further, by using dental implants to replace some of your tooth roots, your jaw bone will be strengthened, keeping it healthier and stronger. By comparison, with standard dentures, your jaw bone is far more likely to continue to deteriorate, which may have been the cause of your tooth loss originally.

This continued deterioration may cause your dentures to slip, making it more difficult to eat, and could cause the repeated refitting of your dentures, to keep them comfortable and effective. This could also cause what is known as a "collapsed smile," caused by dentures that no longer fit properly. Using dental implants to anchor your new dentures should prevent this.

Implant-supported dentures are also easier to wear and maintain, since they "snap on" to the implants, reducing the need for dental adhesives. This also makes them easier to clean.

Finally, full bridges or full dentures will be created for you and attached to small metal posts, called abutments, or the connecting device of the implant. After a short time, you will experience restored confidence in your smile and your ability to chew and speak.

Of course, each patient is different, and will require personal care and attention. Your dental professional should always work closely with you to explain all of your treatment options, and to determine the best treatment plan for you.

Dr. Kaushal Dhawan and staff at The Colorado Center for Implant and Prosthetic Dentistry are available to help you determine effective solutions to all of your dental problems, including total tooth replacement. If you would like more information from your Littleton area Prosthodontist, please call to make an appointment today.

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