Replacing lost teeth can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Permanent dentures, for one, are securely fixed to the jaw. These dentures are a more convenient alternative to detachable dentures and offer additional benefits.
Discussing your options with a professional at Palm Court Dental in Fontana, California, is the first step in determining which option is best for you.
Permanent dentures are a tooth replacement alternative for patients who are missing most or all of the teeth in the upper or lower dental arch. They are made from high-quality acrylic and ceramic that make up the artificial gums and teeth.
Permanent dentures are secured in place by dental implants placed along the dental arch. Dental implants provide strength and durability that denture adhesives cannot match, and many patients feel considerably more confident about their smiles when wearing permanent dentures.
Most people prefer fixed dentures to removable dentures because they are more comfortable and convenient. They will not get displaced or cause any problems when eating.
You don't have to be concerned about your prosthetic teeth slipping out of place when you speak or smile. Another advantage is that the teeth do not need to be removed for cleaning.
Removable dentures can sometimes cause the shape of your face to sink over time. When you have your natural teeth extracted, your jawbone may also gradually shrink. Because permanent dentures use implants for support, your face will retain its youthful appearance.
Even though dental implant surgery is quite safe, getting permanent dentures still requires you to undergo surgery. Any oral surgery can result in some pain and discomfort during the recovery process.
There is also a risk of infection or inflammation, so patients must be very careful when cleaning the implant site and contact their dentist immediately if they have any issues after the procedure.
Permanent dentures are also more expensive than ordinary dentures because they require surgery and dental implants.
If you want to know if permanent dentures are ideal for you, contact Palm Court Dental to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chung. For more information, call (909) 829-3994 or visit us at 17122 Slover Ave, Suite 103, Fontana, CA 92337.