Why Should I Switch to Implant-Supported Dentures?
The world of prosthodontics is constantly evolving, with innovative solutions, techniques, and devices being introduced to the market every day. One of the most groundbreaking prosthodontic developments in history is the creation of implant-supported dentures. These natural-looking dentures are anchored into the jawbone with high-quality dental implants to replace multiple teeth at a time. Considered a long-term solution, implant-supported dentures have quickly become the preferred treatment of choice. This is because they offer multiple advantages over traditional removable dentures, including the following:
1. A better fit.
Patients have often described their traditional removable dentures as ill-fitting. An improper fit can make it difficult or uncomfortable to perform normal daily functions, such as eating or speaking. Traditional dentures also have a negative reputation for slipping or becoming dislodged easily. On the other hand, implant-supported dentures are securely fitted into the mouth, posing little chance of obstructing your ability to speak or chew.
2. No messy adhesives or gels.
Traditional removable dentures are usually applied with the use of a gel or paste in order to stay in place. Because dental implants are surgically secured into the jawbone, there is no need for an adhesive to keep the implant dentures from slipping and sliding.
3. Healthier jawbone growth.
One of the major drawbacks of traditional dentures is their tendency to wear down the jawbone over time. This is because traditional dentures rest on the gum tissue without any direct stimulation to the jawbone, causing the bone to deteriorate. Conversely, dental implants apply pressure to the jawbone whenever the patient chews, stimulating the bone tissue to grow and stay healthy.
4. Significantly more comfortable.
Implant-supported dentures are placed in a relatively simple procedure. After the restoration is completely secured, implant dentures generally feel extremely natural, and no sticky or unpleasant gel is required. Many patients hardly notice a difference between their natural teeth and their implant-supported dentures!
If you have traditional removable dentures and are interested in switching to implant-supported dentures, or if you would like to learn more, feel free to contact The Art of Dentistry today.