Implanted supported dentures are prosthetic teeth that are stabilized by a series of dental implants. This tooth replacement option offers a number of advantages to edentulous patients, including improved oral function and oral health. Our prosthodontist has advanced training and education to treat tooth loss with implant supported dentures.
Following are popular benefits to wearing dentures secured by dental implants.
Increased Stability and Comfort
Traditional dentures lay on top of the gums. Implant supported dentures, however, anchor to a series of strategically placed dental implants that are embedded directly into the jawbone. Drawing on implants for support, implant supported dentures provide far more stability when speaking and eating than unsupported dentures. This means patients can enjoy crunchy, chewy, and tough foods more comfortably.
Improved Oral Health
When we lose teeth, our jawbones will degenerate due to a lack of stimulation. Many patients who wear bridges and dentures struggle with bone degeneration because their prosthetic teeth only replace the visible surfaces of lost teeth. Conversely, those with dental implants can preserve their bone mass. This is because dental implants keep the bone stimulated the same way that biological teeth do.
Longer Lasting Replacement Teeth
With bone degeneration along with wear and tear, people with conventional prosthetic teeth eventually need to have their dentures and bridges repaired or replaced. Implant supported dentures tend to last significantly longer than other types of replacement teeth, which can save patients time and money.
No Need for Denture Adhesives
Many people with traditional dentures rely on denture adhesives to stabilize their prosthetics. Choosing to stabilize your dentures with dental implants eliminates the need for using messy adhesives. Our patients with implant supported dentures enjoy their hassle-free replacement teeth.
If you have questions about your tooth replacement treatment options, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our prosthodontist. After a quick review of your health history and a physical examination, we will be able to help you determine which tooth replacement method meets your needs. Call Dakota Prosthodontics and Implant Center today to reserve your appointment.