Losing teeth is a common side effect of aging. Over time, the jawbone can thin and weaken, poor habits can catch up to you, and the enamel can soften and weaken. The American Dental Association discovered the majority of people over the age of 55 are missing an average of 12 teeth, and the number only gets higher as we age.
Losing teeth create numerous effects on oral health and wellness, and can also lower confidence and self-esteem. At Serene Dental, we offer implant-retained dentures in Portland, OR. These dentures are more reliable and long-lasting and can be installed directly at our comfortable office.
Dentures are a type of dental implant that replaces an entire jaw of missing teeth. They are designed to sit flat against the gums and include a row of synthetic teeth made of materials like porcelain and composite resin.
In traditional full or partial dentures, the wearer often has to remove them at the end of the day for cleaning. The gums underneath are smoothed, and the dentures themselves need to be fitted in place using putty.
A full pair of dentures replace the entire jaw of teeth when all of them are missing. A partial only replaces a section when there are natural teeth remaining. We offer both types and have invested in new techniques and technologies to make these more comfortable for our patients.
Instead of having a temporary fit with putty, implant-retained dentures are permanently sealed in place through the use of multiple dental implants. An implant is a titanium screw that is inserted into the jawbone. Over time, the bone heals around the metal and holds it in place. At the top is a spot where another option can be screwed down.
Using multiple implants, our dentist can attach a full or partial denture, so it sits in the mouth. This type of denture is sturdier, easier to use, and does not require removal for cleaning. If you are interested in implant-retained dentures near you, we strongly recommend you schedule an appointment with us at Serene Dental in Portland, OR.