Implant dentures are a type of implant-supported overdenture that uses implants to anchor the denture in place. The implants are placed into the jawbone, and a temporary set of dentures can be created and placed over the implants. Once the implants have healed, the permanent set of dentures can be fabricated and attached to the implants by our skilled Dentist in Salt Lake, UT at Main Street Dental.
These dentures provide a few advantages over traditional dentures, such as stability, ease of use, and discretion. Implant-supported dentures do not require messy adhesives, so they are much easier to manage than traditional dentures.
Also, implant dentures are nearly invisible when attached to implants. In traditional dentures, the dentures can move around and be seen when eating or speaking.
Who Is Eligible for Implant Dentures?
Anyone who is missing some of their teeth may be a candidate for implant dentures. Patients should be in good health and have enough bone to support the implant. Some patients may require a bone graft to be a candidate for implants. Other patients may be candidates for a denture to stabilize their existing bone.
The Benefits of Implant Dentures
Prevents Bone Loss
Implant dentures are durable and permanent. Traditional dentures, on the other hand, have a shelf life. They become loose as jawbone tissue changes. On the other hand, implant dentures are secured into your jawbone, which preserves bone density. Bone loss is common with tooth loss. Implant dentures are a great option for patients who want to prevent bone loss because they stay firmly in place.
Prevents Facial Collapse
The absence of teeth can cause the cheeks to sink in, making a person appear older than they are. If missing teeth go untreated, your cheeks can cave in and your facial structure will change. Implant dentures restore the stimulation that your jawbone needs, helping to preserve your facial structure.
Easier to Eat, Speak, and Smile
Implant dentures are a groundbreaking way to replace missing teeth. Not only can they restore the appearance of your smile, but they can also help the way you speak and chew.
When you’re missing teeth, it can affect your speech, making it sound muffled or muffled. That’s because missing teeth can cause your bite to shift, altering the way your teeth come together when you speak. Implant dentures are specially designed to hold your jaw in the ideal position, helping you speak clearly.
In addition, missing teeth can cause you to eat and chew differently. You might be left with gaps in your smile that make biting and chewing difficult. Implant dentures help restore your ability to eat the foods you love.
Implant-supported dentures offer the stability that traditional dentures don’t. The implant-supported dentures have special attachments that snap onto abutments, which are attached to the implants. These dentures are also firmly attached to the gums, so they don’t shift or move about in the mouth. This improves your confidence when eating or talking.
To learn more about the perks of implant dentures, contact Main Street Dental at 3195 S Main St Ste 225, South Salt Lake, UT 84115, or call (801) 467-2255.