According to one estimate, roughly 23 million people in the U.S. are missing all of their teeth, while millions more are missing either all of their top or bottom teeth. If you are among them, you may have considered getting dentures — but did you know there is a better alternative? Here at Cornerstone Dental, we are proud to offer implant dentures in Fargo. Contact us today to learn more about this remarkable form of tooth replacement.
Dental implants in Fargo are small titanium cylinders that get inserted into the jawbone. They are prosthetic tooth roots that support the artificial teeth on top of them. They provide an incredibly strong base of support, meaning that implant dentures are much sturdier and longer-lasting than their conventional counterparts.
There are a few different types of implant dentures. Depending on your circumstances, we might recommend one of the following for you:
Fixed implant dentures can only be removed with the help of a dental professional. Many patients enjoy the convenience of always having their prosthetic teeth in their mouth. This type of prosthetic usually requires 4 – 6 dental implants per arch, meaning that patients must have fairly significant jawbone density.
Removable implant dentures, sometimes called overdentures, or Snap-On dentures, are attached to their dental implants via ball- or bar-shaped attachments. They should be taken out of the mouth nightly for cleaning. They usually require just 2 – 5 implants, meaning less jawbone density is necessary than with fixed implant dentures.
The implant denture procedure typically involves four steps, all of which we can handle right here at Cornerstone Dental:
Although the implant denture process is somewhat lengthy, the stability and other benefits you will enjoy will make it worth your time!
Generally speaking, a candidate for implant dentures should:
IF you aren’t sure if you qualify for implant dentures, schedule a consultation — most adults do get approved for the treatment, either right away or after some preliminary procedures.
Implant dentures are one of the best ways to replace missing teeth because: