Braintree-area residents looking to replace missing teeth have a number of options at Pinnacle Dental Aesthetics. Dental implants are excellent for replacing a limited number of missing teeth and preventing development of the serious dental conditions that are associated with tooth loss.
However, if you’ve lost an entire teeth arch, our dentists might recommend dentures. For many patients, the best option is to combine the two procedures. That’s why we frequently use dental implants for supporting dentures.
A dental implant is really just a tooth root replacement. The titanium root, placed in the jawbone, strongly supports the material attached to it.
In the case of one or two missing teeth, the material is a porcelain crown, placed on top of an abutment inserted into the titanium root. However, we can use the dental implant root to support a full denture instead.
This offers a number of advantages to traditional denture placement, which puts the dentures on your gums and attaches them using adhesives. These advantages include:
- A firmer, stronger support
- Increased stability
- Reduced jaw shrinkage and bone loss
- A better fit for a longer period of time
Our dentists will discuss your options with you and help you determine if dental implant-supported dentures are right for your specific needs.
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If you live in the Braintree, Massachusetts area and you want to learn more about how we can use dental implants to support dentures, please contact Pinnacle Dental Aesthetics today.