How Implants Improve Dentures
If you’ve worn traditional dentures, you may be familiar with the technology’s shortcomings. Discomfort, trouble eating, and bad breath are all complications that may arise from wearing traditional dentures. After a consultation to discuss your cosmetic goals, your dentist may recommend a beneficial alternative for teeth replacement: implant supported dentures. While there are many options for teeth replacement, implant supported dentures offer you the most stable, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing solution to tooth loss.
Traditional dentures are prosthetic devices worn to mimic the functions of natural teeth. The prosthesis features plastic teeth and gums, held by a metal framework. They are worn over the natural gums and may require an adhesive to minimize movement.
There are two types of dentures: partial and full. Partial dentures are intended for cases where the patient still has some remaining natural teeth. Full dentures are intended for those missing a full arch of natural teeth.
Traditional dentures pose many limitations in functionality for the wearer. Chief among these limitations are:
- Discomfort due to shifting or an improper fit
- Difficulty maintaining the structure of the face
- Decreased sense of taste
- Difficulty speaking and chewing
- Require consistent adjustment to maintain proper fit
How Do Implant Supported Dentures Work?
The good news is, implant supported dentures offer a solution to many of traditional denture’s limitations. For those suffering from partial or complete teeth loss, overdentures anchored by dental implants are a state of the art solution to restoring the functions and aesthetics of the mouth.
Dental implants are titanium screws surgically placed into the jaw bone. These screws work as a post for future replacement teeth. Over time, the implant becomes fused with the jaw bone. The overdentures, which will be customized to fit your smile, snap onto the implants. It’s important to note that treatment will vary depending on what your dentist sees fit for your unique dental needs.
While overdentures can and should be removed for cleaning and sleeping, they offer the most secure and comfortable alternative to traditional dentures.
Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures
Aesthetically pleasing - The overdentures are customized to fit your mouth comfortably and are made of medical-grade porcelain for a natural look. Implant supported dentures also work to maintain facial structure that can diminish due to missing teeth.
Secure - Implant supported dentures will fuse with the jaw, making them feel like your natural teeth. They are a better alternative to traditional dentures, and they decrease the chances of shifting and eliminate the need for adhesives.
A higher quality of life - The security of implant supported dentures can restore your confidence by making it easier to speak and more enjoyable to smile. With your new teeth, you can eat what you want and feel confident.
Contact Us Today for Implant Supported Dentures
If you’re looking for a more beneficial alternative to traditional dentures, call the practice of Dr. George Kevorkian DDS, to see if implant supported dentures are right for you!