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Fixed Dentures, a Novel Solution

May 12, 2022

Fixed dentures, also known as implant-supported or “all-on-4” dentures, are prosthetics for those patients who require a full new set of teeth. Rather than using adhesives, these are teeth designed to attach to the jaw bone itself. Today, your Kansas City, MO dentist discusses whether this procedure might be your best solution!

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How Do They Work?

Traditional dentures use adhesion to connect the prosthetic to the face. Usually, this includes gluing the dentures to the gum tissue. This can be a horrible mess, and it often fails! Everyone has a memory of an older loved one losing their dentures at some point.

With advances in implant technology, implant-supported dentures can be a lot less of a hassle. These connect to a set number of implant sites (usually 4 for top and the same for bottom). A permanent denture is attached to the site, creating a lasting solution for your smile.

This approach has numerous benefits over traditional dentures. And is much more affordable than individual implants, with less trauma to the mouth.

Can They Benefit Me

This solution also allows for a stronger bite, and no likelihood of them falling out during speech. Nobody else has to know that you are even wearing dentures! Our ideal solution mirrors your smile as much as possible, but at your best.

One significant advantage to a permanent denture is its likelihood of saving jaw bone decay. Over time, a mouth without teeth will recede, known as resorbtion. Connecting a prosthetic that closely mirrors the teeth helps prevent this.

Dentures can sometimes alter the way someone appears, as the prosthetic does not completely align with their face. There is less likelihood of this with fixed dentures, as the structure hugs onto the gums. It also does not cover the roof of the mouth!

Could They Work for Me?

If you are in need of a whole mouth restoration solution, fixed dentures may be an option that could benefit you. If you are looking for a more affordable solution than a full mouth of implants, this is a happy medium between implants and traditional dentures.

The development of implant technology has led to serious breakthroughs on how we correct dental deterioration. These advances also allow for maintaining your similar profile appearance

Let’s Talk More!

If you have any further questions, please give Dr. Lucaci at Cosmetic Implant Dentistry Kansas City in Kansas City, MO a call today at (816)427-4018.