Losing our permanent teeth is a serious issue, and replacement is an immediate priority. Whether it is the loss of several teeth or all teeth, the traditional forms of treatment have remained the same for decades. Even with the development of dental implants, years ago, many people still opt for dentures as a viable form of tooth replacement.
Understandably, dentures seem like a tried and true restorative treatment that is proven and cost effective. However, many people who wear dentures come to understand the drawbacks very quickly. Dentures, whether partial or full, are designed to replace the crowns of teeth only. A denture appliance may be made to replicate the look of natural teeth, but cannot meet the structural requirements necessary for the feel and function of natural teeth.
A standard denture appliance, sitting on top of gum tissue, rarely fits well enough to provide for the level of chewing function that is necessary for some foods. Some denture wearers find that they give up much-loved delicacies due to lack of chewing function. At worst, a denture may create soreness and problems speaking, or slip or fall out during meals or conversation.
There is a better alternative
Dr. Mungcal, your dental implant dentist in DTLA, provides an alternative to dentures that can meet your every need. One reason people are still choosing dentures over the lifelong restoration of dental implants is the thought of individual prosthetics. Indeed, a dental implant can be used to replace a single tooth. In our office, we offer multiple ways to replace lost teeth using a combination of implants and a denture appliance.
Using the all-on-4, all-on-5, or all-on-6 technique, Dr. Mungcal is able to secure dentures without the need for a large number of implants. Based on the individual needs of our patients, we will strategically place the appropriate number of implants where they will facilitate the greatest degree of stability. No need for bone grafting, or even a lengthy recovery. Most patients who undergo this hybrid implant treatment are able to leave our office with their firmly situated denture in place the same day.
The way we replace lost teeth has changed. Now, denture wearers can benefit from the best treatments. Contact our downtown Los Angeles dental practice for your implant consultation.