Implant Supported Dentures For Stability And Peace Of Mind
When you choose conventional dentures to restore a complete smile following tooth loss, you’re taking the risk that the appliances won’t stay put when you want them to, especially after a few years pass and you lose jawbone tissue. Implant supported dentures eliminate this problem, providing patients with more security and peace of mind.
How Implant Supported Dentures Work
Dental implants support any type of prosthetic appliance, including a complete upper or lower denture, by functioning as artificial tooth roots. After the dentist inserts the dental implant into the patient’s jaw, the surrounding bone tissue in the jaw fuses with the titanium surface of the implant. After a while, the bond between the bone and the implant becomes so strong that the implant is rendered a fixture in the patient’s jaw. The prosthetic slides over the dental implants and is held tightly in place as a result.
With a technique known as All-on-4, a dentist can place as few as four dental implants at the front of the jaw to secure an entire denture. This allows more patients to benefit from dental implant technology because they can still undergo dental implant placement even if they’ve begun to lose bone at the back of the jaw.
Increased Stability And Other Benefits Of Dental Implants
The dental implant acts like the roots of biological teeth, which are lacking in conventional dentures, and that helps to preserve the quality of the jawbone. Therefore, not only does the appliance stay in the same place, the shape of the jawbone is constant over time. This means that the denture won’t become loose, as conventional dentures do.
Additionally, implant supported dentures are more comfortable and convenient, eliminating the need for messy denture adhesives. They are also more effective at chewing because they can withstand stronger forces necessary to process fibrous foods.
Implant supported dentures tend to be more stable than conventional appliances, and patients can be assured that their dentures will stay in place when they choose this treatment method. Schedule an evaluation with our team at Dallas Dental Concierge to get more information about implant supported dentures so that you can decide whether they are the best fit for you.