When compared to traditional dentures, an implant-supported denture is far more secure and successful in restoring the confidence in your smile. That’s because this solution combines the best parts of dentures and dental implants. As a result, it provides a foundation for many false teeth to be placed at once.
An implant-supported denture is ideal for people who have lost all their teeth on the upper jaw or lower jaw or both. This procedure will give you your teeth back without having the dentures sit on your gums. That means that it’s not as ordinary as regular dentures at all. Moreover, the implanted dentures are more secure, especially in the lower part, allowing you to eat the food that you like.
Everyone’s eligible for implant-supported dentures
The implant-supported denture is not like any other denture procedure in that the latter is limiting, especially to those who are eligible to get a denture. With a regular denture, the patient can only avail of the procedure if there is still bone left in the jaw to where a full set of implants can be anchored. Implant-supported dentures, on the other hand, will make use of the densest jaw in your mouth to anchor the implants. If bone grafting is necessary, the dentist will only make a few implants and not to the top and bottom jaws.
Defining implant-supported dentures
Implant-supported dentures act as a foundation for dentures. They are better than traditional dentures that are usually held on with adhesive or suction. On the other hand, implant-supported dentures have clips on the implant to keep it in place. The added layer of security is what makes implant-supported dentures ideal for those who are seeking to have their lower set of teeth removed. Moreover, because they are always in place, you can finally lift the restrictions of food from soft to hard, which is good for your nutrition and overall health.
That said, below are several other advantages that you can enjoy from implant-supported dentures.
1. They are cheaper.
Believe it or not, this option is cheaper than any other dental procedure that’s supposed to help you bring your smile back. That’s because you will only have to do this procedure once. Another way to save money from this procedure is if the dentist will retrofit the existing dentures to clip on the implant-supported dentures. If you already have dentures and are happy with it, you can visit your dentist’s office and ask them to add snaps to your dentures so that you can keep wearing them with dental implants.
2. They can help stop bone loss
Implant-supported dentures can prevent bone loss caused by your missing teeth. When you can no longer chew or bite, the bone density of your jaw will decrease. The force of your bite, which naturally should be from the roots of your teeth, is on your jawbone. This process promotes renewal and regeneration. However, when you lose all your teeth, this regeneration and renewal process will no longer take place. Even if you chew with your dentures, the signal that the root of your teeth sends to your jawbone is no longer there. However, if you have implant-supported dentures, the force of the bite can travel through the false teeth, towards the implant, then to the jawbone. This is an excellent stimulant, which will prevent bone loss.
Implant-supported dentures are better than traditional dentures because they are more secure, cheaper, and can prevent bone loss. Everyone who lost his or her teeth is a credible candidate for these dentures. Finally, implant-supported dentures don’t make it seem that losing your teeth is a terrible thing. If you are in such a situation, go to your dentist now and ask how this procedure can change your life for the better.
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