As most denture wearers can tell you, the appliances are far from reliable. Many denture wearers have to worry that their dentures will slip out of place at a most inopportune time. They may also have to eliminate favorite foods from their diets because dentures aren’t always good at chewing.
Fortunately, a better option is available. Implant supported dentures represent a significant improvement on the conventional devices.
With this treatment, the oral surgeon places a number of dental implants into the jawbone, and those implants secure an existing or newly created denture. Over time, the titanium implants fuse with the bone, becoming a permanent fixture in the mouth. When cared for properly, implants will last for decades.
Implant supported dentures are much more stable than conventional dentures. The appliance will not slip out of place, and no denture adhesives are necessary. Not only does this characteristic improve a patient’s aesthetics, it also results in better function of the replacement teeth. Implant supported dentures can withstand greater forces than a standard denture can, which means that they are more effective at chewing a wider variety of foods.
Dental implants also anchor the jawbone because they replace some of the missing teeth’s roots. This prevents the jawbone erosion that occurs when the roots are absent, as with conventional dentures. It also ensures that the denture will fit properly for years because the shape of the jawbone will not change and compromise the denture’s fit.
With all of these benefits, patients who choose implant supported dentures have much greater peace of mind. They recognize that their appliances are anchored into their mouth and don’t have to worry about an embarrassing slip-up or a changing jawbone.
If you are facing the extraction of all of your upper or lower teeth (or both!) or you already have dentures and are looking for a better solution, talk to our knowledgeable team at Dallas Oral Surgery Associates about implant supported dentures. You’ll benefit from them for decades to come.
It is possible to enjoy the advantages of a complete set of teeth without the problems commonly associated with traditional dentures. Although tooth loss is an unfortunate reality for many adults, there is a wildly successful option for rebuilding your smile and restoring your confidence. Adults who have lost all of the upper or lower teeth are discovering a renewed sense of confidence with implant supported dentures in Dallas.
By using dental implants to enhance your new or existing denture, your oral surgeon has the ability to stabilize your entire bite pattern, improve your appearance, and increase your level of comfort. The benefits of this state of the art technique can elevate your entire denture experience to a whole new level:
Artificial tooth roots maintain the vitality of the gums and jaw bone. The implant portion of your new smile will be securely anchored to your jaw bone. Functioning as a series of artificial tooth roots, the implants provide the stimulation necessary to preserve the structure of your jaw bone. This stimulation is critical in preventing bone loss as well as the deterioration of your gum tissue.
Implant retained dentures enable denture patients to properly chew a variety of food textures. The fact that the denture is anchored by dental implants means that chewing firm foods can be possible. Maintaining a balanced diet, with lots of fresh fruits and crunchy vegetables is important to your overall health. With dental implants, your teeth will be strong enough to bite and tear firmly textured foods with ease.
No slipping or clicking during chewing or speaking, and no need for denture adhesives. There will be a certain amount of relief when you realize that your denture can stay in place without any outside assistance. Not only will you save money in the drugstores, but you will also be free from worrying about your teeth becoming unglued throughout the day.
Compared to traditional dentures, implant retained dentures feel more comfortable and look more like your natural teeth. To learn more about the benefits of implant retained dentures, secure your appointment today.