For patients who’ve experienced complete tooth loss, or edentulism, on their upper or lower dental ridge, a denture is typically the option for restoring their smiles’ appearance and their bite’s ability to function. Today’s modern dentures can do an exceptional job of mimicking the appearance of your healthy, natural teeth to ensure optimal results when rebuilding your smile. However, most patients who wear a traditional denture can benefit even more by supporting their full restoration on a series of dental implant posts.

What modern dentures are designed for

Modern dentures and other dental restorations are designed specifically to mimic healthy, natural teeth as closely as possible. For example, most restorations are crafted from highly lifelike dental materials, such as porcelain or zirconia, which can mimic the appearance of your natural teeth down to their ability to reflect light. In the case of a denture, this is especially important, as the restoration will be responsible for fully restoring the functionality of the appropriate dental ridge. This requires a set of replacement teeth that closely mimics the dentition of your healthy, natural teeth and oral structures.

What dental implants do for them

Dental implants are root-like posts that can be added to any size dental restoration. Their purpose is to replace the roots of your lost teeth, and when you’re placed within your jawbone structure where you’ve lost teeth roots, they can offer your restoration a more conservative system of support. When you place a complete denture on a series of dental implant posts, you can avoid having to rely on adhesives or the curve of your dental ridge alone. Instead, your restoration will be more stable and secure by being anchored to your dental ridge with prosthetic teeth roots.

Can your denture benefit from dental implants?

Many people who experience tooth loss can benefit from dental implants, even if they’ve worn a conventional dental bridge or denture for years already. The difference is almost immediately noticeable, and long-term, the advantages of replacing your lost teeth roots will have significant, positive implications for your remaining teeth and healthy oral structures. To find out if you can benefit from implant-retained dentures, we’ll perform a thorough examination of your oral health and consult with you personally about how they can improve your restoration.

Learn more about implant dentures

With a series of dental implant posts, your denture can do a better job of restoring your smile to its former good health and optimal function. To learn more, schedule an appointment with us by calling Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS, today at 913-681-5500. We also serve patients who live in Overland Park and all surrounding communities.