Bring Back That Brilliant Smile with Implant-Supported Dentures.
Replacing lost teeth is important. Not only will it make you look good but you actually need your teeth to do a lot of everyday activities from eating and speaking to many others. The most common solution known to people who have lost their teeth is usually to have conventional dentures as a replacement. However, there may be a lot of setbacks when using conventional dentures. This is why most dentists offer an alternative that addresses the problems of conventional dentures.
What are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures can be described as the lovechild between implants and dentures. The difference between implant-supported dentures and conventional dentures is that implant-supported dentures are supported by strategically placed dental implants in your jawbone, as compared to conventional dentures which are supported by your gums and your underlying bone structure. Implant-supported dentures are a great option for people who seek an affordable solution to their missing teeth while at the same time significantly improving their ability to chew and smile.
Reasons Why You Should Opt for Implant-Supported Dentures
Unlike conventional dentures which are unstable, implant-supported dentures offer great stability, making regular mouth movement comfortable and hassle free. Because they are removable, conventional dentures tend to shift in place whenever you move your mouth, making it hard to speak clearly or to chew anything other than soft foods. The beauty of implant-supported dentures is that they are anchored directly to your jawbone by the previously placed strategic implants and are only removable with the help of a dentist. Because of this, they do not shift or slip while in your mouth. With implant-supported dentures, you can now eat foods like rare steaks, corn on the cob, and other dishes you have been craving for. This also allows you to speak more clearly, making conversations much more pleasant and productive.
Keeps Your Jawbone Healthy and Strong
Implants mimic the roots of your teeth, thereby serving as natural anchors to your jawbone. As such, implant-supported dentures provide your jawbone with constant stimulation, which helps to keep it strong. This is important because tooth loss and the subsequent non-replacement of teeth can weaken your jaw, as it feels like it no longer serves a purpose, causing the jawbone to erode, your cheeks to sink in, and your jaw to collapse. Conventional dentures do nothing to counter changes in the jaw due to tooth loss because they are only supported by the gums. Implant-supported dentures, however, can actually prevent any changes in your jaw and preserve your perfect bone structure.
Implant-Supported Dentures are a Long-Term Solution
Conventional dentures usually require constant adjustment depending on the changes brought about in your jaw. On the other hand, implant-supported dentures rarely need any adjustment because they prevent changes in the jaw brought about by tooth loss. Further, many people who wear conventional dentures are usually embarrassed to do a lot of things in public because their teeth might either slip or they might get lost. This is something that you don’t have to worry about with implant-supported dentures. It is the perfect solution to your tooth loss problem as it gives you little to no hassle.
What are you waiting for?
Now is the time to have those missing teeth replaced with implants and implant-supported dentures! Not only will you get new teeth, but you will also be able to keep your jaws and your jawbone healthy and strong. Visit us at Century Dental today to know more!