Dr. Andrew Skigen
Why We Pick Implants Over Dentures | Amelia Island, FL | Oral Surgery
Tired of Dentures? Despite the many improvements that dentures have undergone in recent years, making them more natural in appearance and less bulky, there are still many significant disadvantages to this treatment.
• Dentures require extra care. They need to be removed every night for cleaning, a task that can become tedious. • They rest directly on your gums, which can put extra pressure on the tissue that it was not designed to support. • They can slip out of place. This can lead to both embarrassment as well as sores. • Dentures do not stop bone loss in the jaw. This means that your jawbone will continue to change shape over time, leading to the need for periodic replacements.
What if we told you that there was a way that you could replace your missing teeth that eliminates the need for dentures? We provide a modern alternative to traditional tooth replacement treatments with dental implants. Dental implants use small titanium posts, which are surgically implanted into the jawbone, to hold ceramic crowns. As you heal from surgery, the bone fuses to the posts in a process known as osseointegration. This gradually stabilizes the posts in your jaw so that they can provide secure support for your new teeth.
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