When we think of the word “dentures” it might conjure images of ill-fitting replacement teeth, unpleasant adhesives, and a restricted diet. Although conventional dentures do have limitations, anchoring dentures to dental implants closely replicates the function of biological teeth. Implant supported dentures are the wave of the future for edentulous patients. They improve oral function, look and feel natural, and provide support to the entire oral health system.
Following are some of the notable advantages of implant supported dentures.
Improved Comfort and Fewer Diet Restrictions
Unsupported dentures can be uncomfortable; they can also make it difficult to enjoy a well-rounded diet. Securing dentures to dental implants, however, greatly increases their functionality so that patients can eat a variety of foods with ease. Implant supported dentures won’t budge when eating a chewy, crunchy, or fibrous piece of food.
Reduced Risk for Bone Loss
Dental implants reduce the severity of bone atrophy after tooth loss. An implant will perform like the root of a tooth so that the bone stays stimulated. Without stimulation, the jaw will deteriorate. Bone deterioration affects oral function and causes premature aging.
A Beautiful Aesthetic
Ill-fitting dentures can make discreet tooth replacement almost impossible. When a set of custom-made dentures is anchored to dental implants, patients enjoy a smile that looks healthy, youthful, and natural.
The Need for Messy Denture Adhesives is Eliminated
Many patients with conventional dentures resort to using adhesives to keep their replacement teeth in place. These adhesives can be a hassle to use. Since implant supported dentures are anchored in the jawbone, adhesives are not necessary to keep replacement teeth in place.
Dentures that fit improperly can negatively affect speech. Securing dentures to dental implants makes it easier to pronounce words accurately and clearly.
If you’re suffering with uncomfortable dentures or total tooth loss, our skilled oral surgeons can help you determine if implant dentistry meets your needs. Give our team at Dallas Oral Surgery Associates a call to schedule a consultation for implant supported dentures.