When it comes to replacing a full arch of missing teeth, dentures are the quickest and most affordable solution. However, while traditional dentures can mimic the appearance of natural teeth, they often come with a set of drawbacks. Patients complain of ill-fitting dentures, or teeth that slip or pop out of place unexpectedly. If you have removable dentures and are struggling to find the confidence and security you deserve in your replacement teeth, we invite you to consider a superior alternative using implant-supported dentures.
What are Implant-Supported Dentures?
True to its name, implant-supported dentures simply mean that you have a full upper or lower denture that is supported or held in place with dental implants. This is in strong contrast to how traditional dentures are held in place, which involves messy adhesive creams and a set of prosthetic teeth resting on the gum line. As the gum ridge changes shape, traditional dentures may begin to fit poorly or need frequent relines and adjustments.
Implant dentures, however, use implants that are surgically inserted into the jaw bone. In doing so, they can act like tooth roots that anchor your denture firmly in place and stimulate the underlying bone with everyday chewing.
Why Choose Implant Dentures
Dentures that are supported by dental implants, also called overdentures, can replicate a more natural smile in terms of structure, feel and function. Using dental implants to secure your upper or lower denture offers the following valued benefits compared to traditional dentures:
- Improved self-confidence
- Greater denture stability when laughing, speaking and eating
- Dietary freedom (more fruits, vegetables and meats that would otherwise be hard to chew)
- Bone loss prevention. Avoid premature facial aging due to a hallowed lower face and inadequate jaw stimulation
- Easy maintenance without messy denture creams. Care for them like your real teeth!
To learn more about implant-supported dentures or to find out if you qualify, please call one of our skilled implant dentists at Haven Dentistry. We know what it takes to help you regain a beautiful and confident smile after missing teeth!
Posted on behalf of Haven Dentistry