Modern dentures have come a long way in terms of the way they look and feel. Unfortunately, many patients who wear traditional dentures continue to struggle with finding a confident fit in their prosthetic teeth. Dentures that rest on the gum line and are held in place by adhesive cream don’t offer the same support and stability that you once had with your natural teeth. Dentures can slip out of place, especially when eating hard-to-chew foods or even laughing. However, just because you have lost a full arch of teeth doesn’t mean you will always be deprived of secure teeth.
Dental implants have changed the face of restorative dentistry. Instead of securing your denture with adhesive cream, you can choose to permanently attach it to a set of dental implants. These are implants that are surgically placed into your jawbone. They are small titanium screws that fuse to your surrounding bone as they heal to create a firm foundation for your denture or other implant restoration. Dental implants have the unique ability to act just like your natural tooth roots, helping you chew, speak and laugh with the confidence of real teeth!
While an implant-supported denture requires more upfront sacrifice in cost and recovery, the life-long rewards are profound when compared to a traditional (or removable) denture. Here are some of the highlighted advantages of choosing to secure your denture with dental implants:
Dietary Freedom – You won’t have to stay away from the foods that may cause your dentures to slip out of place. Often, this includes some of your favorite foods or foods that are necessary for your long-term health like proteins and fibrous fruits and vegetables.
Regained Confidence – Never underestimate the power of your smile. When you feel good about the way your teeth look, feel and function, you can enjoy an improved self-esteem and regained confidence after missing teeth.
Avoid Premature Facial Aging – Your jawbone need proper stimulation to retain its density and form. Dental implants are the only way to mimic your natural tooth roots and restore that stimulation. In result, you can prevent bone loss in your jaw that occurs with missing teeth and even with traditional dentures. This is bone loss that can hallow out your lower face and cause premature facial aging.
Low Maintenance – Unlike traditional dentures, you can take care of your implant-supported denture just like you would your natural teeth. You don’t have to deal with messy adhesive creams, nightly soaking or frequent reline appointments.
Are you tired or frustrated with ill-fitting dentures? To learn more about why dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement, please call Shadle Smiles. We proudly offer a full menu of implant denture solutions, including All-on-4 and All-on-3 implants.