Essentially everyone relates to dentures as false teeth. Dentures used to be "end of the road" as far as replacement of teeth are concerned. But they don't necessarily have to be considered a poor substitute. It is possible to make a very good set of dentures that are comfortable and function well when done properly. In addition, with the placement of dental implants, you will find your dentures can look as beautiful and act as natural as your original teeth when done correctly.
There are many variations when it comes to dentures, including a wide range of full dentures and partial dentures. The variation that you require will depend heavily on how many teeth you are missing and the solution you are looking to solve. If you are missing just a few teeth, Dr. Umeda may recommend partial dentures as compared to full dentures, which are an optimal solution for those missing all their teeth from either the top of their mouth or the bottom, perhaps both. Many individuals choose dentures because they are more affordable than complete dental implants, making them a better fit for those that do not have the budget for complete dental implant restoration.
When it comes to securing dentures in place, Dr. Umeda strongly recommends a few dental implants, or mini dental implants to secure the dentures to with a small clip. This will give your dentures something to attach to, to give it better structure and strength. Many individuals that opt for dental implants along with their dentures will find a great improvement on retention, comfort, and overall efficiency.
Dr. Umeda typically recommends starting out with a minimum of five or six mini implants in the mouth when fitting a patient for dentures. The more dental implants you add, the more rigid the dentures become, allowing you to chew an apple or enjoy hard candies without experiencing discomfort from your dentures.