Your Brentwood dentist has options for denture stabilization
The loss of teeth, in childhood, is somewhat of a rite of passage. In adulthood however, we want to keep teeth as long as possible. Our teeth should last our entire lives, but are susceptible to so many factors that tooth loss is a real possibility. We do all that we can to preserve remaining teeth in their healthiest state.
For the replacement of those teeth that have been lost, many people first consider a customized denture. Dentures are removable prosthetic appliances that are designed around the existing structure of the jaw, made to fit snugly to facilitate proper chewing and speaking. These appliances rest on the top of gum tissue, which means they lack the stabilizing feature of the natural tooth, the root. As a result, denture adhesive is necessary to create stability.
Today there is an alternative to the traditional denture, and your Brentwood dentist provides excellent treatment with innovative techniques. With many people seeking denture stabilization, new forms of tooth replacement have emerged, and offer immense benefit. For more than two decades now, some dentists have undergone extra training to provide dental implant treatment in their practices. Dr. Alkhoury is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and regularly performs implant treatments.
In terms of denture stabilization, the dental implant leads to the best outcome. After evaluation and consultation, Dr. Alkhoury will devise a treatment plan using the all-on-4 or all-on-6 dental option. Both incorporate the appropriate number of dental implants, which become integrated into the bone tissue of the jaw, and a denture appliance is placed on top. This method is different than replacing each tooth individually, and creates the type of comfort and function you deserve.
More than just stabilizing dentures for the proper chewing of food, and the confidence to speak and laugh freely, the all-on-4 or all-on-6 appliance also addresses the structure of the jaw itself. Where traditional dentures focus on the restoration of chewing and aesthetics, dental implants extend into the area of facial contours and the preservation of underlying bone.
Tooth loss no longer has to mean years of wearing unstable, removable dentures. Brentwood Family Dental has solutions for denture stabilization that will meet your needs. Contact us for your appointment today.
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