There is no need to worry about your missing teeth anymore; want to know how? Your answer is dentures! However, with the slip and pinch issues, many people feel they need more time to feel comfortable. Let’s remedy that, shall we? Implant-supported dentures are a perfect mix of dentures and dental implants.
Implant Supported Dentures
Your oral surgeon will fix 5 to 6 implants with titanium screws inside your jawbone. Next is the fusion step (osseointegration). The screws fuse with the jawbone tissue properly. This process is long and usually takes around 3-6 months.
Once the implants settle, they are attached to a specialized set of dentures. Once done, these dentures are irremovable without the dentist’s help.
This is the major differentiating factor between implant supported dentures vs. implant-retained (traditional) ones.
Implant supported dentures – Pros.
They have the following advantages:
- It helps in bone tissue loss prevention because the implants are fused to the jaw bone and gum tissue.
- Implant supported by dentures aesthetically looks natural.
- You do not have to worry about the fusion period, as there isn’t any.
- The after are is easy enough. All you need to do is follow the regular brush and floss regime.
- You do not have to wait to devour your favorite food items.
However, there is a catch. Everyone cannot choose these dentures. Before the decision is made, your dentist will see whether or not you have healthy jawbone tissue for the procedure.
Dentures Supported By an Implant Provides Unmatchable Stability
An implant-supported denture is different from a standard denture. The former is attached directly to the jaw bone, like natural teeth.
This removes any eating restrictions that may be a part of standard dentures. You can stop with the soft food diet and start having any kind of edible you like.
Be it chewy, crunchy, or even rubbery. Some of the usual foods that a dentist recommends you not to eat with standard dentures are rare steak, candies, and tough or crunchy foods, which are easily manageable with the help of implant supported dentures.
There is another plus side to this which is clarity of speech. Excellent stability makes it possible to enunciate clearly.
Bone Atrophy Prevention
The most difficult issue with a missing tooth is jaw bone atrophy. When no roots are in the tissues, the jawbone will shrink unless an alternative is provided. Implant supported dentures stimulate and regulate the jawbone.
Dental implants successfully stop the bone from undergoing atrophy and helps in jaw maintenance of its shape and strength.
Standard dentures need an adjustment on a regular basis to keep up with changes in the jaw. However, implant-supported dentures do not require adjustment. The whole point saves time and money.
Betterment of Quality of Life
Not only do implants change the aesthetics, but they also help with speech and other related issues. They aid in the maintenance of facial structures for a fit and healthy smile.
In a nutshell, dentures supported by implants are a better option than traditional ones. However, your dentist will first assess the whole situation and then let you know whether or not you qualify for one or not; fingers crossed!