Franklin Square has a long history that dates back to around 1790, even earlier. And the nearly 30,000 who live here see firsthand many of the historical sites throughout the area. They also get to enjoy the benefit of numerous technological advances, one of which is permanent dentures. While it sounds strange, permanent dentures have become a reality and at Island Dental Associates we think that learning more about your denture options is important.
With that in mind, learning more about how permanent dentures work and actually stay permanent is important. Here’s a quick look at the basics of this dental care option.
First, it’s important to understand that permanent dentures are really dentures or dental appliances that are attached to the mouth through the use of dental implants. Implants are a different kind of procedure from simply getting fitted for dentures and having them made for you. The process involves:
• Having pilot holes drilled into the jawbone where teeth once were.
• Having titanium posts placed into those pilot holes and letting them fuse to the bone over time.
• Using the posts as anchor points for the attachments of the dentures.
In most cases, permanent dentures are used only in instances where a single tooth is missing. A full set of dentures isn’t really best used with implants – instead, individual dentures will be a better option here, where each tooth that is being replaced is attached to the anchor point. Full sets of dentures are usually not an option for this type of procedure.
However, you’ve got options whether you are missing a single tooth or need to replace multiple ones. Permanent denture options do exist for any situation, it’s just a matter of looking at what procedure will work best for you. While it’s obvious that good oral health is important throughout life and could help you avoid the issue entirely, if you do find yourself in need of permanent dentures you should keep in mind that you have options available to you.
We can help you determine what kind of permanent denture options are available to you and help you figure out the one that is the best one. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to find out more about all the choices and how they can improve your life.