Reasons to Upgrade Your Dentures with Dental Implants
May 7, 2019
If you are without teeth, you are not without hope. Dentures don’t have to be clunky, slippery, and uncomfortable. With dental implants, you can have dentures that feel comfortable and function like natural teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into your jaw. Due to the bio-compatible nature of titanium, your bone tissue integrates into the grooves of the post. This makes the implant a strong, stable base for whatever restoration you need.
Dental implants can be used to support a variety of restorations, like crowns, bridges, and partial dentures.
Benefits of Dental Implants for Dentures
Without dental implants, dentures can be cumbersome, and they need frequent maintenance to keep them functioning properly.
1: Stronger Support – Without dental implants, your dentures rely on suction and adhesives to remain in place. Many people who use these methods find that their dentures move around too much, and even pop out completely. With dental implants, your dentures are much more secure, allowing you to talk, eat, and smile with confidence.
2: Jaw Bone Health – Without teeth roots, the jaw shrinks and distorts in a process called bone resorption. Dental implants act as replacement roots and keep the alveolar jawbone from deteriorating. Without the proper stimulation, the jawbone can shrink over time, causing changes to your facial features and other oral health issues.
3: Easy to Maintain – Because implant posts replace teeth roots, implant-supported dentures are very similar to your natural teeth. You can brush and floss normally.
West Suburban Dental Care for Implant-Supported Dentures
If you or a loved one need dental implants, Dr. Arrich and her associates can meet those needs with skill and compassion. Contact us today for more information!