Implant supported dentures are one of the options you should explore if you have lost most of your teeth. These prosthetics are highly recommended by dentists as they come with many benefits over traditional dentures, like their improved stability.
Implant supported dentures can be removable or permanently fixed in place depending on the patient's preference. Removable implant supported dentures require daily specialized cleaning, while permanently fixed ones only require oral hygiene.
Reasons you should choose implant supported dentures
Looking for an oral prosthetic to replace most of your missing teeth? Here are some of the benefits that people who choose implant supported dentures get to enjoy:
1. A more comfortable experience
One of the biggest complaints from people who wear dentures have is their lack of stability. Traditional dentures are only held in place by suction and this leads to the device shifting in the wearer's mouth. This issue tends to affect the lower jaw more than it affects the upper jaw.
Implant supported dentures are stable when worn since they are attached to implants. Implants are metal rods that are placed in a patient's jaw and left to fuse with bone tissues around them. They serve as artificial teeth roots, and they are just as securely fastened to the jaw.
The result is a more comfortable experience for the wearer. They are free to enjoy their favorite foods and they no longer have to live in fear of their dentures falling out in public and making a scene. Fastening dentures to implants also helps to prevent the mouth sores shifting dentures can cause.
2. Preserves bone tissue
When teeth fall out, their roots come out with them. As a result, the jawbone no longer gets the stimulation it needs to remain healthy, and that leads to bone tissues disintegrating. Just as is the case with muscles, bone tissues need to be stimulated regularly to remain healthy.
Traditional dentures replace missing teeth but they do not replace their roots. These leave people who wear dentures vulnerable to jawbone tissue loss. This can alter a person's appearance and create wrinkles and fine lines.
Inserting implants to a person's jawbone allows the bone tissues there to continue getting the stimulation they need to remain healthy. The patient gets four to six implants on their jaw and dentures are attached to the implants once they have fused with the bone tissues around them via osseointegration. The process can take up to six months.
Whenever the person chews or speaks with their implant supported dentures, bone tissues in their jaw are stimulated.
3. Improved quality of life
Implant supported dentures make life a lot easier for those who have lost their real teeth. It gives them a confidence boost as they no longer find themselves constantly worrying about or moving their artificial teeth. Implant supported dentures make it possible for people who have lost most of their teeth to get back to how life was before their teeth fell out.
Implant supported dentures are virtually as good as real teeth
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