For people who have lost one or more of their natural teeth, whether due to trauma, disease, or poor oral health, dental implants represent the closest thing to a second chance they can possibly get. In fact, no dental restoration comes even remotely close to dental implants in terms of their ability to recreate a missing tooth from root to crown. Once in place, an implant-supported restoration replicates the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth in nearly every aspect.
Dental implants are a particular blessing to denture wearers. As anyone who has ever worn conventional removable dentures can attest, dentures are not an especially good substitute for natural teeth. They slip out of place; they make talking difficult; they are often uncomfortable and rarely fit properly. Even modern “cosmetic” dentures, while possibly an improvement over their counterparts of 50 years ago, are no real match for the real deal.
Implant supported dentures, on the other hand, are the next best thing to having a mouth full of strong, healthy natural teeth. Patients emerge with the freedom to eat whatever they please, whenever they please, and they can speak and smile with confidence once again. Especially when implant supported dentures (also known as dental implants dentures) are provided by an implant dentist with the experience and skill of Dr. Steve Brown of The Dental Implant Place, they can last for many years and possibly even a lifetime.
Would you like to learn more about dental implants dentures? Read on and then schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Brown today.
What are the benefits of implant supported dentures?
Implant supported dentures offer a multitude of benefits, particularly in comparison to their removable counterparts. The following represent just a sampling of the many benefits:
- They are remarkably stable: While removable dentures tend to slip and shift out of place, implant-supported dentures are fixed in the mouth to tiny titanium posts that are rooted in the jaw. These titanium implant posts are surgically embedded in the jaw bone, where they fuse with the bone over time, essentially becoming part of the patient’s natural anatomy. As a result, dental implants provide stability and security that no adhesive or clasp could possibly provide.
- They make biting, chewing, and speaking easy: Once the implant-supported dentures are in place, patients are able to bite, chew, and speak with renewed ease once again. Want to bite into a nice juicy sirloin? Go right ahead. Want to read a bedtime story to a beloved child without dentures obscuring your speech? Feel free!
- They are indistinguishable from natural teeth: Unlike dentures, which rest on the gums, implant-supported dentures are attached below the gumline, which gives them a more natural appearance. In fact, your implant-supported dentures will be virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
- They halt the degradation of the jawbone and gum tissues: When you lose your teeth, the hard and soft tissues that once supported them begin to degrade from disuse. Conventional dentures do not halt this process. Dental implants, however, are interpreted by the brain as being the same as natural tooth roots. As a result, the body halts the degradation process as the jawbone and gums are once again interpreted as having vital purposes to serve.
Learn More about the Benefits of Implant supported Dentures
To learn more about the many benefits of implant-supported dentures, please contact The Dental Implant Place today.