Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. But even with dentures, people sometimes find it difficult to chew food or speak as, they are not firmly fitted into your mouth. To overcome such difficulties, dentists suggest undergoing implant-supported dentures due to their stability and reliability.
What is an Implant Supported Denture?
Implant-supported dentures are one of the best options for loose or moving dentures. They are a combination of dentures and implants anchored to your jawbone and can replace several teeth at once.
Implant Supported Denture Procedure
The procedure starts by placing a dental implant into your jaw based on your jaw bone density. If the patient has insufficient bone density, a separate bone graft procedure might be required before proceeding with implant placements. After the completion of implant fixation, dentists recommend a duration of a few months before proceeding with the denture fixation process. The implants get fused to your jaw bone, a process called osseointegration. Dentists suggest consistent check-ups to ensure the healing of the placed implants.
The dentures are fixed after the successful healing of the dental implant surgery. Like conventional dentures, implant-supported dentures also have an acrylic base that looks like your gums. Hence you get the benefit of dentures that look and feel like natural teeth.
One of the main things to be noted after getting an implant-supported denture is taking care of it like your natural teeth. One needs to follow a regular dental hygiene routine that includes brushing twice a day. As the denture is removable, it makes it easy for you to clean.
Benefits of Implant Supported Denture
Even though traditional dentures enhance people’s speech ability, an implant-supported denture can be more beneficial to them, as it stabilizes the teeth movement and encourages them to speak more confidently.
When compared with traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures provide more stability. There is no loosening up, slipping, or falling out of the place of the dentures. While traditional dentures are held in place on the gums using denture adhesive, implant-supported dentures are attached to dental implants that have fused with the jawbone. It makes the patients feel comfortable as it looks and feels like a natural tooth, eliminating the fear of dentures falling out of place.
Reduced Bone Loss
Bone loss from jaws occurs when natural teeth are lost. It adversely affects the facial structure and appearance. Even though traditional dentures help retain the facial appearance, they might have to be replaced or repaired after a few years as they become loose due to the shrinking of bones in the jaw. Compared to dentures, in implant-supported dentures, the implants act as the teeth roots that stimulate the bone cells, hence preventing the jawbone from shrinking or deteriorating.
Implant-supported dentures can be considered one of the best products for improving facial aesthetics, as they can restore facial structure by providing a new smile makeover. One can regain their lost smile and confidence to speak and chew as before, improving the quality of their life.
At Go Dental Clinic, we believe that replacing a missing tooth is very important for your overall well-being and oral health. If you are planning to get an implant-supported denture, contact us at +97143979522 to book a consultation with one of our Specialist Implantologists.