For anyone who has lost all of their teeth, implant-supported dentures from William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio may sound like a dream come true: dentures that are attached to the jaw, and surpass traditional dentures in appearance and functionality.
You know what they say: if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But set aside any skepticism. Implant-supported dentures are already worn successfully by hundreds of thousands of people.
Dental implant are titanium posts that areplaced in the jaw, where they fuse with the bone. A single post can support one artificial tooth. Multiple posts can support a full dental arch.
Implant-supported dentures have a number of advantages over traditional dentures:
- More stable. Because they are attached to titanium posts that have fused with the jaw, people have much greater biting and chewing power.
- Natural in appearance. They look more like natural teeth, and are easier to care for.
- Built to last. Because they are physically attached to the jaw, implants are long-lasting.
- Prevents bone recession. With traditional dentures, the bone around missing tooth roots begin to deteriorate. The titanium posts replace some of the tooth roots, so the bone is preserved.
Implant-supported dentures can transform your life, and they are among the procedures available at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio. People from Shavano Park, Leon Springs, and Beorne come to our office for implants and other restorative dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.