People lose teeth for many reasons. Often periodontal disease, decay or injuries cause teeth to fall out. Replacing missing teeth is necessary to maintain your health and appearance. With dentures there are various types of prosthetics to choose from. Your dentist in Seattle will go over them with you.
Traditional Dentures Seattle
Traditional dentures are supported by the surrounding hard and soft tissues of the mouth and are removable. There are two main traditional dentures technologies; the mandibular arch dentures and the maxillary arch dentures. The mandible is the bone that supports the teeth on the bottom of your mouth. The maxilla is the bone that holds the teeth at the top of your mouth. Together these bones create the largest and most powerful structure of your face. When a dentist or prosthodontist creates your dentures he and his lab design them specifically for which bone they will be placed upon and for optimum function within the soft and hard tissues of the mandible and maxilla.
Implant Supported Dentures Seattle
Many people who wear dentures are transitioning to implant supported dentures because of the many advantages they offer. Dental implants and implant supported dentures Seattle provide most patients with superior chewing function and are more attractive in appearance. With implant supported dentures, your dentures snaps onto two or more implant fixtures that are placed in your jawbone. This minimizes slippage of dentures and allows for greater strength and function. Implant supported dentures are well-reputed for supporting bone structure and maintaining strength. With implant supported dentures Seattle, most patients experience little or no long term discomfort.
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