When it comes to replacing multiple teeth, one of the best options is implant-supported dentures. They combine the best of both worlds: standard dentures and dental implants.
Traditionally, dental implants are used to replace only one or just a few teeth, while dentures are designed to replace multiple teeth or even entire rows of teeth. Implant-supported dentures are dentures that are anchored to the jaw rather than adhered to the gums, which means eating, talking, and overall comfort are significantly improved.
They Provide Jawbone Support
The teeth and jaws work together. When one part of the equation fails, the other suffers. When people are missing multiple or all of their teeth, their jaws will shrink and atrophy. This can result in a disfigured appearance and discomfort.
However, implant-supported dentures are adhered to the jawbone itself. That means they provide the necessary stimulation for the jawbone to remain strong and healthy, no matter how many natural teeth are missing. This eliminates the unwanted change of appearance that some denture-wears experience.
They Provide Unmatched Stability
There’s no greater stability for dentures or other tooth replacements than those that are anchored to actual bone. Although great advances have been made in dentures and adhesives, there’s always a risk that they will shift or come loose while eating, drinking, or talking. Certain foods can make this especially likely, and many denture-wearers have to avoid rare steak, corn on the cob, and more.
With implant-supported dentures, however, there’s no risk of them shifting out of place. They are firmly anchored to patients’ jawbones, which means that they are as secure, if not more secure, than actual teeth.
They Provide Greater Peace of Mind
Many people would prefer to keep their dental work, especially dentures, to themselves. When wearing dentures, they may feel self-conscious, no matter how realistic they look and how well secured they are to their gums. They may always fear their dentures shifting, slipping, or even falling out.
Implant-supported dentures are so stable that this fear can be eliminated entirely. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, you won’t have to worry about your adhesive failing or your dentures suddenly slipping. By connecting to your jawbone, your implant-supported dentures simply can’t shift or move, period.
They Make You Forget About Having Dentures
In addition to not having to worry about embarrassing denture-related snafus, having implant-supported dentures goes even further by eliminating by virtually all restrictions and limitations associated with standard dentures. That means you can live your life the way you want to without ever worrying about denture-related problems.
No more carefully choosing which foods to eat or being in a panic if you’re running low on adhesive and can’t purchase more. Instead, you only have to think about them twice a day: when you put them in and when you take them out. Throw away the adhesive and embrace the stability of implant-supports.
We’re Implant-Supported Denture Experts
If you’re missing teeth or have weakened teeth that will need to be replaced, you may be dreading the idea of wearing dentures, and traditional dental implants may be too big of an undertaking. If that’s the case, then implant-supported dentures may be perfect for you.
At 101st Adult Dentistry, our dental experts have restored thousands of smiles through dentures, dental implants, and implant-supported dentures. Request a dental appointment today with our team for a consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate for this life-changing and life-improving dental procedure.