Dentures have long been considered the gold standard of treatment for patients who have lost the majority of their teeth in their upper or lower jaw, or require extraction due to extensive damage or decay.
However, this doesn’t mean that dentures have been exempt from dental innovation. In a bid to remove the limitations and disadvantages associated with conventional dentures, dental experts have enhanced the design of dental implants, fusing it with traditional dentures to create a new, improved dental solution for missing teeth – implant-supported dentures.
How do implant-supported dentures work?
Implant-supported dentures combine the best attributes of dentures and dental implants, and combine them into one, effective and affordable device.
With implant supported-dentures, titanium implant posts are secured into the gum at predetermined locations. These will provide the foundation of your dentures, which can then be attached to the post using special connectors. Once in place, the denture is completely secure and will not slip or move if it comes into contact with your tongue.
What advantages do implant-supported dentures have over conventional dentures?
There are many benefits to choosing implant-supported dentures. These include:
Discretion of Implant-Supported Dentures
One of the biggest advantages of implant-supported dentures is discretion. Regular dentures are attached to the gum using a special adhesive, and while this does hold them in place for some time, many patients report feeling self-conscious because of noticeable and embarrassing slips.
No limitations on food with implant-supported dentures
Another advantage that implant-supported dentures have over conventional style ones is that there are no limitations on what foods you can enjoy. Foods that are sticky, chewy or hard can pull out traditional dentures. However, implant-supported varieties are so secure that you can eat anything that you wish without fearing that your denture is coming loose.
Implant-supported dentures don’t rub and irritate the gum, and many patients state that they offer a much more comfortable fit than regular varieties.
Maintained facial structure
The implanted posts associated with dental implants are renowned for their ability to preserve the bone in your jaw, which also helps to maintain your facial structure, support the lip, balance facial features and reduce wrinkles around the mouth.
Durability of implant-supported dentures
Implants have a solid reputation for their strength and durability, and implant-supported dentures also enjoy this benefit. They are much more resilient than traditional style dentures, and require less maintenance and so less visits to your dentist’s office.
Do you currently wear conventional dentures and are less than satisfied with the way that they feel, fit or look? Are you looking at treatments for missing teeth for the first time? Implant-supported dentures could be the functional and aesthetic solution you need.
To find out more about this modern and innovative device and take the first steps towards restoring your smile, call Vero Dental Spa today and ask about our implant-supported Teeth Next Day®.