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Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures provide offer cosmetic, oral health and functional benefits, and many general dentists recommend implant supported dentures over traditional dentures and other teeth replacement solutions. By understanding the benefits, you can determine if treatment is right for you.
Reasons to consider implant supported dentures
For those who want the most long-term solution to teeth loss, implant supported dentures are a great option, and they look, feel and function just like natural teeth. In addition to their durability, the following are four additional reasons to consider implant supported dentures for replacing multiple missing teeth.
Preserves bone health
One unique benefit implant supported dentures that traditional dentures and fixed bridges cannot offer is the ability to prevent bone loss in the jaw. After teeth loss occurs, many times the bone inside the jaw becomes lost as it no longer serves the purpose of supporting the natural tooth. However, the implant with implant supported dentures serves as the root of the artificial tooth and fuses together with the bone, ensuring the bone density remains at a healthy level.
Secure hold in the mouth
Many who have traditional dentures fear the dentures may become loose while in public, during a meal, etc. This is not much of a concern with implant supported dentures as they securely attach to the implants that have fused together with the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. The stronghold ensures the person can eat the way they desire, including some tougher meats such as steak. It also helps many speak, smile and laugh more confidently as well.
Comfort is a major benefit, particularly when comparing implant supported dentures with traditional dentures. Many who wear traditional dentures do not like the way it feels as it rests upon the gums alone. With implant supported dentures, however, the replacement teeth attach to dental implants, which serve a similar role to the root of a natural tooth. Many patients report their implant supported dentures feeling similar to the way their natural teeth did, which makes each day more enjoyable and reduces soreness and discomfort that often exists with traditional dentures.
As mentioned, implant supported dentures feel very similar to natural teeth, and this feeling provides many with increased confidence throughout the day. Additionally, implant supported dentures look great, and they are hard to distinguish from natural teeth. Therefore, patients are able to show off a beautiful smile, which helps in many areas of life, including relationships and in professional situations. The increased confidence also gives those who are older the motivation to do the things they love with a happy and excited attitude, such as travel to new places, meet new people, etc.
Find out more about implant supported dentures
The first step towards implant supported dentures is to schedule a consultation visit with a dental professional, who can discuss treatment goals, benefits of treatment and help you make an informed decision. We believe everyone deserves a beautiful smile that gives them confidence and allows them to do the things they love, and our team helps patients throughout the entire process. Get in touch with us today to learn more.
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