What are implant-supported dentures?
Have you lost all your teeth? Are you confused about their replacement? If your answer is a yes, then you should consider implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures are exactly what they sound like. These are specialized dentures that are supported by implants.
An implant is a surgical screw-shaped fixture that is placed into the jawbone via an incision on the gums. Implants over the course of 3 months integrate with the jawbone and form a solid foundation. A minimum of 4 implants are placed in each arch (upper and lower jaw) over which a denture is fitted. These dentures have specialized mechanisms that allow them to sit on the implant firmly.
Implant-supported dentures are a little more expensive than traditional removable dentures due to their intricacies. However, they have towering benefits over traditional dentures and are much superior in efficacy and comfort.
Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures are firmly locked in place and will not move when you speak or talk. Implants can sustain bite forces similar to natural teeth, and because of this ability, it restores complete chewing capability. Since it restores proper chewing, it also improves nutrition, and with that, it improves overall health. Moreover, because of its sleekness, it will not alter your taste like traditional dentures. You won’t have to skip out on your favorite meals with implant-supported dentures. You don’t have to worry about the dentures falling or getting loose.
Implant-supported dentures are much more comfortable to wear and offer a long-term solution. Implants continue to stimulate the jawbone and stop the process of bone resorption. This ensures that your facial proportions are maintained. Implant-supported dentures made from zirconia can stimulate a natural appearance and has high aesthetic value. These dentures give a beautiful and youthful appearance.
If you wish to opt for implant-supported dentures, it is time to schedule an appointment with an implant specialist at Wilmington Periodontics and Implants. If you have any more questions, please reach out to us; our team will be there to assist you.