Statistics show that close to 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, while 40 million Americans are missing all their teeth. When you lose teeth due to injury, tooth decay or other issues, there is no need to feel as if it is hopeless and you will never feel confident again in your smile. Dr. Kiya Green offers several procedures that can repair your smile and implant supported dentures in Matthews, NC, are just one of the many you can choose from.
Implant supported dentures in Matthews, NC are placed while the patient is under local anesthesia and the process takes about an hour. Dr. Kiya Green places titanium dental implants in the jaw and the dentures sit over the implant as the mouth heals. Once the area where the titanium rod was placed heals, a post is connected to the implant and to snap onto the post, your dentures will be modified. This allows for your dentures to be more secure than traditional ones but also to be removed for easy cleaning.
While dental implants are a popular option to replace missing teeth, the reality is that they may not fit in the budget of every patient. Traditional dentures are less expensive but can move or fall out when you are eating or speaking in public. Implant supported dentures combine the security of dental implants with the affordability of dentures to make a valuable option for those with missing teeth.
While traditional dentures use the gums for support, implant supported dentures are placed in the jawbone and stimulate new bone to grow. Bone loss is a serious concern for those who wear traditional dentures, and with the support of implants, the problem is taken care of.
Implant supported dentures in Matthews, NC can increase confidence, decrease irritation and improve confidence and speech, but you should make your decision with the help of your periodontist. Give us a call today at Matthews Periodontics at (704) 815-5440 or visit online to learn more.