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Understanding the Many Benefits of Implant-supported Dentures

For patients who have experienced extensive tooth loss, we highly recommend implant-supported dentures over removable dentures because of their increased comfort and stability. Dental implants are tiny posts made of titanium, surgically embedded in the jaw to provide support for denture or crowns. While traditional dentures may be a better option for some patients, there is no denying the numerous and unique benefits of implant-supported dentures. Any restorative option will improve your ability to chew, eat, and speak, but only dentures that are held firmly in place by implants can give you the security of knowing that your prosthetic teeth will not slip or move around within your mouth under any circumstances. If you are missing teeth and would like to make an appointment with our network of dentists or to learn more about your restorative dentistry options, please contact our office today.

 

Enhanced Confidence Through Improved Functionality

Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures continuously rest snugly against the gum line. This secure fit also provides patients with a higher level of comfort because the dentures will be permanently held in their optimal position. 

Patients will often experience a boost in confidence after having implant-supported dentures placed. It is a common concern for patients with traditional dentures to have some difficulty with speaking because their facial muscles are strained from attempting to keep their prosthetics in position. Dentures that are attached to implants alleviate these problems and give patients the ability to speak without mumbling or slurring their words. 

Traditional dentures offer an improvement in a patient's ability to eat after tooth loss, but implant-supported dentures can give patients three times the biting force than the removable option. This is important for many patients because it means that there will be fewer diet restrictions and you will not have to avoid some of your favorite crunchy, tough, or chewy foods. 

Improved Oral Health

Traditional dentures are supported by the gums, and over time, the prosthetic teeth will wear down the soft tissues of the mouth. With implant-supported dentures, the structure is retained by the implants, which do not apply any added pressure to the gums. Additionally, the implants provide constant stimulation to the jawbone, which will help protect against future bone loss. When a patient has missing teeth, the underlying bone will typically deteriorate because it has stopped receiving stimulation from the tooth's root. Implant-supported dentures not only protect against this condition, but can even cause the jawbone to regenerate after being placed. Type your paragraph here.