If traditional dentures are not for you, you may want to consider denture implants
. Implants offer a more secure, stable, and natural alternative to removable dentures- and they are far more common than you may think. Over time, traditional dentures can slip, slide, and not fit as snugly as they once did. As the patient ages, they could experience tooth loss or even weight loss that can affect how securely the dentures fit over the jaw. The answer to this may be denture stabilization
Your jaw may grow, shift, or move over the course of time. This could lead to some embarrassing experiences, including difficulty when you eat or speak. If you lose another tooth, this may also impact how securely and well your dentures fit. The key to solving this issue is to stabilize the denture in some way. Denture implants make use of metal posts that secure to the bone and fuse to your jaw. These feel like natural teeth, without the slipping and moving of regular dentures. Denture stabilization is a process that secures and affixes dentures in place, so that you never have to worry about this issue again.
The process of getting denture implants involves dental implant surgery
. This is when the implants- usually between two and six- are inserted into the jawbone. There is a recovery time to follow, which allows the implants to fuse and become secure. After the implants become fused to your jawbone, the provider will retrofit dentures specifically for you, that are snapped in and on the implants. The result is a very stable denture that feels comfortable and looks natural.
So, need more reasons to consider dental implants? Besides the comfort and aesthetics of denture implants, there are some additional benefits that you will experience from this dental option:
- No pinching or pain when eating, biting, or chewing.
- No irritation to the gums, tongue, or cheeks.
- No embarrassing sounds when you speak or eat because the dentures are much more secure.
Many patients report that they feel more confident and self-assured when they know that they won’t have any slipping or shifting of their dentures. This may contribute to an improved quality of life overall for some!