If your dentures have slipped out of place in a public moment (or even if you fear that it could happen), it can do a number on your self-esteem and deter you from flashing a confident smile. Implant-supported dentures tend to be more reliable and stable, so they can often eliminate such problems.
Dental implants have a solid connection to the jaw because the bone is capable of fusing with the implant’s titanium surface. That link is much stronger than a standard denture adhesive.
Therefore, when an oral surgeon places implants to anchor an upper or lower denture, the appliance is more likely to stay put, as long as the bond between the bone and the implant is strong.
In order for patients to get the maximum benefit from an implant-supported denture, it’s important to have adequate bone material to support osseointegration. Your oral surgeon will carefully examine the structure of your jaw to be sure that enough bone is present to form a secure bond with the implants.
Even if patients, such as those who have worn conventional dentures for a number of years, have experienced some bone loss as a consequence of tooth loss, some techniques used to place implant-supported dentures can overcome that potential obstacle. The implants can be placed toward the front of the jaw, where the bone is thicker and erodes more slowly after tooth loss.
Not only can implant-supported dentures help you showcase a sure smile, this treatment also helps to maintain more of the functionality of your biological teeth. An implant-supported denture is more structurally complete, with the implants acting as artificial tooth roots.
Therefore, an appliance anchored by implants tends to be more effective at chewing than a conventional denture. While standard denture wearers may have to forego some of their favorite foods or healthier options like crunchy fresh vegetables, people who choose implant-supported dentures can continue to enjoy a wide array of foods, within reason.
If you don’t want to shy away from smiling after tooth loss, explore implant-supported dentures as a more secure option. Contact our skilled team today to learn more.