Today’s Dentures Fit and Feel Better Because of Dental Implants
Conventional dentures were once the best tooth replacement option available to patients suffering from complete tooth loss. But today, procedures like the All On 4 dental implants and other related methods, takes that traditional model to a whole new level.
Let’s take a closer look at the old model first. There are many disadvantages to conventional dentures. Among them are:
Dentures that aren’t secured are often ill-fitting, embarrassing and frequently a source of pain.
Bone continues to disintegrate under conventional dentures, causing them to loosen. They may slip out of place when you laugh, sneeze, or cough unless an adhesive paste is used faithfully.
When they loosen, they don’t appear natural and can cause difficulties eating.
The absence of teeth and the continuing loss of bone cause a visibly wrinkled and aged appearance.
They inevitably become unstable, which generally erode self confidence.
When dentures are not secure, foods like steak, corn on the cob, apples and other crisp fruits often can’t be eaten.
How Implant Secured Dentures Can Improve Your Quality of Life
But all of the above and more can be solved with implant secured dentures (sometimes called denture implants). Firmly secured by two or up to six tiny posts, denture implants help maintain the structure of the face rather than erode it because the implants help preserve bone.
So what distinguishes the new denture implants from the old denture model? The advantages of implant supported dentures are many. They include:
Comfort and stability that can’t be matched by traditional dentures.
Bone resorption is brought almost entirely to a halt.
The natural structure of the face is salvaged.
Appearance is improved.
There’s no longer any need to cover the mouth’s roof. That means the feel of food, its hotness or coldness and its flavor is tasted so much better.
The need for a reline or repair is greatly reduced in comparison to conventional models.
A gooey adhesive is a thing of the past. It’s no longer needed to keep a denture from slipping.
The natural functions of the mouth, like biting and chewing, are returned.
Dr. Karras and his staff at the Advanced Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants always encourage candidates for dentures or denture implants to fully explore their options. Call or use the Contact Us form on this web site to learn if denture implants are right for you.