What Are Permanent Dentures?

Are you sick of wearing dentures? Permanent dentures offer a permanent solution to missing or problem teeth. But what are they and how do they work?

56% of denture wearers feel that dentures place limitations on their professional, social and romantic lives. They also avoid eating certain foods.

It’s unfortunate that the majority of people who need dentures are unhappy and feel held back by the state of their teeth. But there is a solution.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about permanent dentures.

What are Permanent Dentures?

Denture implants or permanent dentures are false teeth that are affixed to the bone in the jaw. These implant dentures are not removable like common dentures.

That means that they feel exactly like natural teeth. There is no risk of them shifting or falling out. You can’t accidentally misplace them either!

Plus, permanent denture implants can be placed where you need them. Whether it’s just one missing tooth or many.

Who Should Get Denture Implants?

Permanent denture implants are possible for people who have enough bone in their jaw to support implants. The ideal candidates are in good physical health.

Denture implants is a good solution for individuals who are missing or have damage to one or more teeth.

Good oral hygiene is important as it will assist in healing and recovery after implantation.

Contact Mantis Dentry and Implant Center to discuss if denture implants is a good option for you.

Benefits of Permanent Dentures

Removable dentures have been around since 700BC. Though materials have changed, they are an outdated solution to missing teeth.

Denture implants, on the other hand, are a modern-day alternative that beats removal dentures. There are many advantages to choosing implant dentures over traditional dentures.

Goodbye Pain

One of the main complaints of common dentures is pain. This is often due to an improper fit. Permanent denture implants eliminate pain from ill-fitting dentures.

No Dangerous Ingredients

Secondly, permanent dentures don’t require you to use adhesives in your mouth. The gel or paste that people use to keep their false teeth in place often has zinc as one of the ingredients.

The FDA warns that using denture adhesive (especially if you take a supplement that has zinc) can cause you to have too much of the mineral in your body. Excess zinc can lead to nerve damage in the hands and feet.

Better Facial Support

Having dentures that you put in and out of your mouth leads to loss of facial structure. This results in wrinkles, witches chin, and marionette lines.

Permanent dentures give your lips and cheeks constant support. This prevents the slack skin common with other dentures.

Eat and Enjoy

Implant dentures allow you to chew with ease. With permanent teeth, you are able to eat anything you want, anytime.

No more running to get your dentures. You don’t have to worry that crunchy food will cause your dentures to come loose. With permanent teeth, you can eat the foods you love without worrying.

Denture Implants Procedure

Denture implants require surgery. Depending on the type of implant you need and the state of your jaw bone, it may take multiple procedures to complete the process.

At one or more stages, you may receive local or general anesthesia to help manage pain.

First, the dentist will remove all the damaged teeth.

Next, he or she will prep your jawbone for surgery. You might need a bone graft before the next step and months of healing.

Then your dentist will replace tooth roots with metal, screwlike posts. Then, the dentist will place top-quality artificial teeth on these posts to replace your missing or damaged natural teeth.

These steps can take months to complete. Much of that time will be spent healing and letting your jaw grow new bone.

Prepare for the Procedure

Before you get dental implants you will need to have a full dental exam. You will need X-rays and molds of your teeth.

Make sure your dentist is aware of your health history including orthopedic implants and heart conditions. Be clear about any medications you take as well.

Your dental team will tell you how long you need to fast before your procedure. If you will be getting general anesthesia, plan a ride home. Take the rest of the day easy as you recuperate.

What to Expect After the Procedure

After your dental implant procedure (or procedures if there are multiple stages), you may have dental discomfort.

Common side effects of dental surgery include swelling or bruising on face and gums. You might experience minor bleeding in your mouth. Or you might feel pain and soreness surrounding the implant.

Use pain medication and cold compresses to help with pain and swelling. A salt-water rinse can also help prevent infection.

Monitor your symptoms and if they persist or get worse, contact your dentist for a checkup. Some people need antibiotics after dental surgery.

Following your procedure, plan to eat soft foods while your mouth is tender. This could be a couple of days or up to a week following each stage.

Most surgeons will use self-dissolving stitches. If your oral surgeon doesn’t, you will need to return to have them removed.

Final Thoughts

We hope you found this article about permanent dentures helpful.

Did you know that for people over 30 years old, 1 out of 2 adults has gum disease? Take your dental hygiene seriously to keep your smile healthy for years to come.

Make visits to your dentist a regular habit as well, whether or not you have dentures to ensure optimal oral health.