Fixed Dentures and Dental Implants in Brooklyn, NY
Removable dentures are a highly effective treatment for problems associated with missing teeth, but there are other options. Fixed dentures, or dentures supported by dental implants, are another highly effective method of replacing missing teeth and their functionality. When you schedule your consultation with Dr. Eugene Stanislaus at his Brooklyn, NY cosmetic dentistry practice, fixed dentures will be one of the treatment options for missing teeth that he will discuss with you. Below you will find a brief overview of the basics of fixed dentures and what they entail.
About Fixed Dentures
The term fixed dentures refers to full dentures or partial dentures that are secured in place with dental implants. The dental implants are surgically implanted inside of the jaw to provide a much more sturdy hold than even the most adhesive denture creams. Although fixed dentures require a longer time investment than removable dentures, the result is a dental restoration that is superior in every way. Many patients are thrilled with the decreased worry and maintenance involved with fixed dentures.
How Fixed Dentures Work
When you get your full or partial fixed denture at our Brooklyn Heights practice, it will have several strategically placed holes along the interior that make contact with the arch of the gums and jawbone. The dental implants will fit into these holes, anchoring the denture into place. Once completed you will have a totally functional dental restoration that is very stable and secure.
About Dental Implants (Implant Dentistry)
Dental implants are comprised of artificial tooth roots (generally titanium) that are surgically placed into the jaw bone and gum tissue in the space where natural tooth roots once were. After the initial oral surgery, the implant must be allowed to physically fuse with the tissue of the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. This process may take several months to complete, but the end result is an incredibly strong and durable foundation for artificial replacement teeth to attach onto. This highly effective process prepares the area to be able to support a partial or full denture permanently.
Ideal Candidates for Fixed Dentures
The most successful candidates for fixed dentures are patients who are in generally in good health and are free from health conditions that would prevent them from undergoing oral surgery. Sufficient bone density in jaws and healthy gum tissue are integral parts of successful treatment of missing teeth with fixed dentures. To support the dental implants required for fixed dentures, patients deficient in gum healthy gum tissue or in jaw bone density may be able to undergo gum augmentation or bone grafting to remedy the deficiency. These issues would be covered in great detail by Dr. Eugene Stanislaus at his Brooklyn, NY cosmetic dentistry office during the required initial consultation for this treatment.
Learn More About Fixed Dentures in Brooklyn, NY
Fixed dentures may very well be an excellent option for you if you are missing teeth and don’t want to deal with removable dentures. You can improve your overall appearance, your dental health, and of course the quality of your smile by replacing your missing teeth with fixed dentures. You can rely on the experience and dedication of Dr. Eugene Stanislaus to provide you with the highest level of care. Contact our Brooklyn, NY office today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with Dr. Stanislaus where he’ll answer your questions and respond to your concerns about your options for replacing your teeth with fixed dentures. With decades of experience and countless satisfied patients, Dr. Eugene Stanislaus is the best choice for affordable fixed dentures in the Brooklyn, NY and neighboring areas, call today!