The Basics of Dentures and Implant Supported Dentures
Traditional dentures have been helping patients improve their smiles for many years. They are cost-effective, more comfortable than ever before with modern design and aesthetically restore the smile. But they can pose problems. Dentures do not mitigate the jaw bone loss that occurs when teeth are missing, and must be routinely altered as the bone changes shape. Dentures are also removable, sometimes making it difficult to eat, chew, and speak comfortably. For some, dentures are the perfect option to replace missing teeth, but others prefer a more stable, long term solution.
Implant supported dentures are a modern alternative to dentures, using a number of dental implants to support a denture instead of adhesives or pastes. B. Phan, D.D.S is highly experienced in restoring health and beauty to smiles with dental implants, and provides personalized, comprehensive treatment for our patients. Patients considering either dentures or implant supported dentures should consider the benefits of each, and make a decision based on their unique situation.
Improving Health with Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures are dentures or a full-arch prosthesis supported by dental implants. This eliminates the need for pastes and adhesives to secure dentures and the irritation they cause from rubbing on the gums. Contrary to traditional dentures, implant supported dentures allow you to bite and chew comfortably and confidently, along with enabling you to eat a healthier variety of foods. Implant supported dentures also promote jaw bone health, because dental implants surgically placed into the jaw act like tooth roots and provide healthy stimulation. Most significant for patients, implant supported dentures greatly improve our patients’ quality of life, by increasing their oral health, function, and confidence.
Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures
When compared to full-arch tooth loss and traditional dentures, implant supported dentures are significantly more advantageous because of their permanency and stability.
- Firmly secured with dental implants
- Significant boost in self-confidence
- Expanded dietary range
- Improved biting and chewing power
- Promotion of jaw bone health