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James E Butler, DMD -  - Implant Dentist

Innovative Dental Ideas

James E Butler, DMD

Implant Dentist & General Dentist located in Hilliard, OH

If you’ve lost all or most of your teeth, dentures are one of the best ways to optimize your oral health and keep your smile healthy. James Butler, DMD, and the team of dental experts at Innovative Dental Ideas takes it one step further by offering implant-supported dentures, giving you a functional new smile that feels as good as it looks. To learn more, schedule a consultation today by calling the Hilliard, Ohio, office or booking a visit online.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable oral appliances replacing multiple teeth or your entire smile. They’re typically composed of porcelain and attached to an acrylic base that looks just like your natural gum tissue.

Thanks to technological developments in modern dentistry, today’s dentures are much more advanced, comfortable, and natural looking than they used to be.

What are implant-supported dentures?

Traditional dentures are supported by your gum tissue, but implant-supported dentures are held in place by dental implants.

Dental implants are tiny titanium posts inserted into your jawbone. Because the human body doesn’t recognize titanium as a foreign substance, dental implants fuse to your jawbone, providing a strong and sturdy foundation to attach a set of dentures.

Implant-supported dentures are an excellent smile-replacement option for patients who are missing a lot of teeth but have a good amount of healthy bone left in their jaw.

They can be made for your upper or lower jaw, but they’re most frequently used in the lower jaw where regular dentures tend to have more difficulty sticking.

Why should I get implant-supported dentures?

Traditional dentures can improve your smile, appearance, and overall oral health in a number of different ways, such as:

  • Improving your ability to speak properly
  • Making it easier for you to eat solid foods
  • Enhancing your appearance by filling holes in your smile
  • Maintaining the shape and appearance of your face by preventing your facial and jaw muscles from atrophy and sagging

Implant-supported dentures have all of the benefits of traditional dentures, but with a few extra upgrades, such as:

  • Improved stability in your mouth
  • Enhanced functionality and able to withstand a greater biting force
  • Even more natural-looking appearance

And, by stimulating your jawbone, implant-supported dentures also stop the bone loss that typically happens when you’ve lost teeth.

This, in turn, prevents your jaw from shrinking and changing shape, which frequently leads to problems with the long-lasting fit of traditional dentures.

If you want to learn more about how implant-supported dentures can restore your smile and improve your oral health, schedule a consultation today with Dr. Butler at Innovative Dental Ideas. You can book your visit by calling the office or using the convenient online tool.