What Is An Implant-Supported Denture?
Unlike a traditional denture that sits or rests on top of the gums, an implant-supported denture is secured to dental implants. A denture that is secured by dental implants offers an extremely stable and reliable fit compared to a traditional denture.
Why Is A Denture Needed?
A denture is needed to eat and speak properly when there are not enough teeth left in the mouth. A partial denture is used when one or a few teeth are missing. A complete or full denture is needed when all the teeth in the top or bottom of the mouth are missing.
Benefits of An Implant-Supported Denture
Ask anyone who has worn a traditional denture, and they will probably mention some of their frustrations. Traditional dentures offer a good fit when they are first worn, but over time the quality of the fit decreases. Implant-supported dentures offer a solution to the issues that wearers of traditional dentures experience.
Preservation of Jawbone:
One reason that traditional dentures become ill-fitting or loose is due to bone loss in the jaw. When bone loss occurs, the gums reduce in size and shape, resulting in poor fitment. Dental implants fuse to the jawbone and provide stimuli to the jawbone just like a natural tooth. An implant-supported denture transfers stimuli necessary for bone preservation when eating and chewing. Traditional dentures do not provide the same stimuli as an implant-supported denture.
Stop Avoiding Your Favourite Foods:
Many denture wearers often avoid eating certain foods because their dentures slip or become loose when chewing. Foods like corn on the cob and steak can be eaten normally with a dental implant or implant-supported denture.
Wearers of traditional dentures may avoid smiling as often due to fear of their denture becoming loose or falling out. A denture that is supported by implants helps to avoid this issue.
If you are unsure whether you should choose an implant-supported denture or a traditional denture, talk to your dentist. Your dentist will be able to explain the many benefits of an implant-supported denture and show you how your quality of life will be improved.
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