Are you dreading wearing dentures? You’re not alone; many people fear the limitations of conventional dentures. Fortunately, our dentist offers a comfortable and natural-looking solution with implant supported dentures. When dentures are stabilized by dental implants, patients enjoy improved oral function and high-performance prosthetics.
Dentures supported by dental implants present a number of unique benefits to patients in need of prosthetic teeth. People with implant supported dentures can eat their favorite foods, including tough and chewy items such as steak without experiencing denture movement.
Dental Implants: The Basics
Dental implants are titanium prosthetics embedded into the jawbone. Since titanium is a biocompatible metal, the jawbone will literally integrate to the implant’s structure. Bone holds dental implants in place the same way it supports the roots of teeth. Dental implants can be used to anchor restorations like crowns and prosthetics like full and partial dentures.
Implants are beneficial for keeping the jaw active and stimulated. Many people with tooth loss suffer with bone deterioration as a result of losing teeth. Since implants promote bone health, patients can retain their bone mass for much longer.
How Implant Supported Dentures Work
An implant dentist will embed a series of dental implants throughout the jaw. The placement of dental implants is important since these prosthetics will need to support the forces of oral function thrust upon dentures.
A custom denture is then secured to dental implants with abutments. This will allow for maximum oral function, increased comfort, and a natural looking appearance.
Benefits of Stabilizing Dentures with Dental Implants
Beyond the benefits of preventing bone atrophy, implant supported dentures increase a person’s quality of life after tooth loss. Since dentures are anchored by prosthetics in the jaw, they will not slide or move when speaking or eating.
With dental implants preventing denture movement, patients can enjoy less irritation to the gums. Additionally, implants make the need for messy denture adhesives obsolete, an advantage that many enjoy.
If you have questions about your treatment options after tooth loss, call Parker-Nickolas-Read Dental today to reserve a consultation.