Dentures have come a long way in recent decades. They look more natural and provide better durability than ever before. However, while newer denture models are able to reduce many common denture complaints, the best way to combat denture drawbacks is to have your dentures supported with dental implants. Dental implants involve the surgical placement of titanium posts that fuse to your jawbone to act as your artificial tooth root. Depending on your specific needs and which implant supported denture system you choose, you may only need 2-4 dental implants to secure an entire arch of missing teeth.
Here are some prevalent denture woes and how dental implants can address them:
Poor Stability and Compromised Diet
Many denture wearers have to adjust their diet in order to accommodate their traditional dentures. This often means that they avoid fiber rich fruits and vegetables due to fear that their dentures will slip out of place, which can lead to poor nutrition and threatened overall health. Dental implants can provide maximum denture stability. Implant supported dentures allow patients to enjoy dietary freedom and eat with confidence.
Premature Facial Aging
Replacing missing teeth is important for a variety of reasons. However, it is equally important to replace your missing tooth root if you want to prevent surrounding bone loss. Your jawbone needs to be stimulated (with regular chewing) in order to maintain its density and volume. A dental implant can ensure your jawbone gets the stimulation it needs so that your lower face doesn’t look aged or sunken in as the bone atrophies.
Gum Sores and Clicking
Another common drawback to traditional dentures is the potential for gum irritations and denture clicking, which are both in response to poor a denture fit. Dentures can be difficult to fit due to progressive bone loss and changes in the alveolar ridge. Implant-retained dentures can help you avoid these disruptive issues.
To learn more about how dental implants can solve your denture woes, please call Gilreath Family Dentistry. We consider it a privilege to replace your missing teeth with the best that modern dentistry has to offer.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV,