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Dental Implant: Dentures Permanent Replacement

Replacing Dentures With Dental Implants

In the past, people missing all of their teeth were limited to two options: bare gums or dentures.


The Disadvantages of Bare Gums

The disadvantages of bare gums are obvious:

  • A collapsed face
  • Extreme difficulty eating and speaking
  • A physical appearance that makes a person look 20-25 years older
  • Self-esteem and quality of life issues

The Disadvantages of Dentures

The disadvantages of dentures are also numerous:

  • Dentures are uncomfortable, often painful and do not look natural
  • Some denture adhesives contain zinc which can cause neurological problems
  • Denture wearers have limited taste sensation
  • People with dentures often suffer with bad breath
  • Dentures must be removed during most hospital visits and medical appointments 
  • People with dentures have to be very careful what they eat, and can rarely eat anything crunchy or chewy
  • Self-consciousness during intimate moments


The Advantage of Dental Implants

A dental implant-supported bridge is far superior to bare gums or dentures:

  • Re-establishes lost lip support and therefore minimizes the appearance of wrinkles; no more marionette lines or witches chin
  • Preserves the remaining bone and maintains the integrity of the facial structure
  • Eliminates the need for dangerous adhesives
  • Eliminates the pain caused by ill-fitting dentures
  • Helps restore natural chewing capacity because of increased stability 
  • Maintains mouth function, including the roof of the mouth, so foods can be fully tasted and enjoyed and you can feel hot and cold differences
  • Allows you to eat what you want, when you want, where you want


Dental implants from The Implant Center at Dental Associates are used to attach a fixed bridge to the jaw. These implant-retained bridges are a major improvement in fit and function over removable dentures. The biting force is 70% greater than those of dentures, too! Dental implants form the natural tooth root system needed to strengthen and improve the force of a bite. And that means dental implant patients are allowed a wider variety of foods to eat which, in turn, leads to healthy diets, confident smiles and overall improved quality of life. Imagine the food you can eat again!


Dental implants have a biting force that’s 70% greater than that of dentures.


The Overdenture Option

If you have conventional dentures but aren’t wearing them because they are ill fitting or slip around in your mouth, consider an overdenture dental implant. As few as two dental implants will stabilize your conventional dentures so you can go about your daily life with greater confidence.



Benefits of an implant-supported overdenture:

  • Can attach to as few as two implants per jaw
  • Removable for easy care
  • Structured to give full implant-supported function
  • Restores quality of life in a cost effective and timely manner
  • Preserves the bone and prevents further deterioration of facial structure
  • Prevents health problems that would normally occur with complete tooth loss



More about Dental Implants:

All-on-4 Dental Implants

Dental Implant Question & Answer

Dental Implant Seminar