Dental Implant: Permanent Dentures Replacement
Replacing Dentures with Dental Implants
In the past, people missing all of their teeth were limited to two options: bare gums or dentures. However, both of these options have numerous disadvantages. Bare gums result in a collapsed face, extreme difficulty eating and speaking, physical changes that make a person look 20 year older, and self-esteem and quality of life issues.
The disadvantages of dentures are also abundant, and include the following:
- Dentures are uncomfortable, often painful and do not look natural
- Some denture adhesives contain zinc, which can cause neurologic problems
- Denture wearers have limited taste sensation
- Those 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
Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the modern alternative to dentures. By replacing your dentures with dental implants, you can finally have a permanent solution to your missing teeth.
A dental implant-supported bridge is far superior to bare gums or dentures for numerous reasons:
- 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 pain caused by ill-fitting dentures
- Helps restore natural chewing capacity because of increased stability
- Maintains mouth function, including the roof of the mouth, you can taste food properly and feel the difference between hot and cold
- Allows you to eat what you want, when you want, where you want
Dental implants are used to attach a permanent bridge to the jaw. These implant-retained bridges are a major improvement in fit and function over removable dentures, with an increased biting force of 70 percent! Dental implants form the natural tooth root system needed to strengthen and improve the force of a bite. As a result, dental implant patients are able to eat a wider variety of foods, which leads to healthy diets, confident smiles and an improved quality of life.
Benefits of Overdentures
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
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