Dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement option for many patients due to their unique health benefits. Many patients aren’t aware that it’s possible to combine dental implants and dentures to create a customized tooth replacement that provides the benefits of both.
Why Would I Need Implants and Dentures?
When you visit Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud for dental implants, our skilled dentist, Dr. Yang Hua, will place the implants directly into your jaw, where they will integrate with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration.
In the jaw, the dental implant acts as a natural tooth root would, encouraging bone growth and preserving your jawbone. Unfortunately, dentures do not provide this same benefit. However, when we combine implants with dentures, you can enjoy some of the benefits of dental implants while also enjoying the more affordable nature of dentures.
This is often an excellent choice for people who are missing all their upper or lower teeth or many teeth.
Overdentures and Hybrid Dentures in St. Cloud, FL
We can attach an overdenture to dental implants to replace multiple missing teeth. Overdentures are usually removable, making them convenient for patients to clean, and they often only require two to three dental implants.
We can also use hybrid dentures, also known as all-on-4 dentures or all-on-6 dentures, to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. This dental restoration can’t be removed, and it’s highly secure, so you never have to worry about your dentures coming loose or slipping out of place.
When you visit us, Dr. Hua will carefully examine your dental situation to recommend the most suitable tooth replacement for you.
Caring for Dental Implants and Dentures
Dental implants require no extra maintenance. You can care for them as you would your natural teeth, and if you adhere to a proper oral hygiene routine, they can last a lifetime. However, dentures will need some attention, such as daily cleaning. The cleaning required for dentures is minimal and easy, though, and anyone can do it, so it’s not prohibitive for most patients.
Dental Implants in St. Cloud
If you need the best tooth replacement in St. Cloud, we usually recommend dental implants, depending on your oral health needs and specific situation. For a consultation with Dr. Hua, contact our friendly team Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud today.