March 6, 2021
If you’ve suffered significant tooth loss, dentures are a convenient option to complete your smile. They’ve undergone several improvements over the years to enhance their fit and function; however, they’ll always have their limitations. You’ve heard implant-retained dentures can solve the disadvantages of a traditional prosthesis, but do they really make a difference? Yes! Here are 5 amazing benefits of supporting your denture with dental implants.
1. Eliminates Slipping and Irritation
A conventional full denture rests on top of your gum tissue and is held in place using suction or an adhesive. Unfortunately, you’ll always experience some degree of slipping and irritation. You can eliminate any discomfort by stabilizing your denture to your jawbone using 4 to 10 dental implants. You can chew, speak, and smile without any worry knowing your denture will stay securely in place.
2. Preserves Your Jawbone
Losing even a single tooth causes your jawbone to slowly deteriorate because it isn’t being stimulated by the root. An implant denture replaces both the roots and crowns to stimulate new bone growth to keep your jaw strong. Overall, this improves your oral health and supports your facial tissues to enjoy a youthful appearance.
3. Long-Term Solution
Traditional dentures are made of durable material; however, they’ll still need to be replaced every 5 to 7 years. Dental implants can last for decades with the right aftercare, so you’ll never need to worry about paying for new ones. You’ll benefit from a cost-effective solution that can last for a lifetime with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene at home and visiting your dentist regularly.
4. Improves Biting Force
Despite the improvements over the years, dentures will never really feel like your natural teeth. Dental implants have the support of your jawbone to have a nearly identical replica of your real teeth. You won’t need to avoid your favorite meals. You can regain as much as 70% of your natural biting force to enjoy your favorite foods again.
5. Successful Treatment
Dental implants are the most reliable option to replace missing teeth. No matter if you’re missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch, they have over a 95% success rate. You can feel confident you’re making the smart choice for your smile and your quality of life using a treatment that is proven to last.
Restore a Complete Smile Today
If you’re ready to skip the challenges of a traditional denture, it’s time to ask your dentist about the benefits of dental implants. They’ll create the personalized plan you need to restore a beautiful, complete smile using implant dentures.
About Dr. Scott Wehrkamp
Dr. Wehrkamp earned his dental degree at the Loyola University Chicago School of Dentistry and has undergone countless hours of continuing education. He has completed advanced training in the placement and restoration of dental implants. You can benefit from convenient care from one location when choosing implant dentures to treat your missing teeth. If you’re ready to benefit from the latest innovations in dentistry, contact our office today for an appointment.
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