Are you missing a full arch of teeth? Dentures are the go-to solution in restorative dentistry. However, not all dentures are created equal. While there are modern denture systems that offer remarkable comfort and natural-looking aesthetics, implant-supported dentures remain the most superior option.
What are Implant-Supported Dentures?
True to its name, implant-supported dentures simply mean that you have a full upper or lower denture that is supported or held in place using dental implants. To understand the value of this type of support system, you must understand how traditional dentures are held in place. Traditional dentures rest along the gum line and are stabilized using special adhesive cream. Not all patients tolerate this type of denture, as traditional dentures can become loose, require frequent adjustments and limit overall comfort and stability.
Implant Dentures Compared to Traditional Dentures
Dentures that are supported by dental implants, also called overdentures, replicate a more natural smile structure. Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, where they can act as tooth roots for your prosthetic teeth (denture). This offers a number of valued advantages compared to traditional dentures, including the following:
- Improved self-confidence
- Greater denture stability when laughing, speaking and eating
- Dietary freedom (more fruits, vegetables and meats)
- Bone loss prevention, avoid premature facial aging
- Easy maintenance, no denture creams
To learn more about implant-supported dentures or to find out if you qualify, please call one of our skilled implant dentists at Group Health Dental. We know what it takes to help you regain a beautiful and confident smile after missing teeth!