Imagine having dentures that never fall out or require adhesive, ones that function like real teeth do, and deliver this function for longer than two decades. This kind of appliance is known as an implant-supported denture. It uses implant prosthetics, attached to the jaw, to support custom-made dentures. As the implants are the anchors, acting as artificial tooth roots, they offer stability to the bite. Consider the many benefits of implant-based dentures.
The Highest Degree of Comfort
Traditional appliances can feel bulky, fall out of place, or lose their fit over time. Implant dentures minimize these concerns. First of all, they fit closer to the gum line since they are directly attached to the implants. This also means the dentures requires less acrylic gum lining.
The dentures are permanently affixed to the implants. Only your oral healthcare professional can remove them when needed and wearers of these appliances can speak, eat, and feel at ease knowing their teeth are securely attached.
Ordinary dentures do not feel as sturdy as natural teeth because they only have the acrylic base. On the other hand, implant dentures are securely fastened. The implants are screw-like implements that fuse to the jaw through natural processes, creating a bond like the one between the bone and real roots. With these posts securely holding the dentures, they feel and function like natural teeth.
A Full, Beautiful Smile
When people have dentures, it can be obvious the teeth are false. Implant dentures enhance aesthetics by blending into the natural gum line and they do not leave any metal wires exposed. Additionally, they can be customized to accommodate sporadic tooth gaps, creating a complete smile. Combined with the other benefits, implant dentures stand out from among other traditional appliances for the confidence and convenience they bring to patients.
Are these Dentures Right for Me?
Most people who currently wear dentures, or will need them, can undergo implant treatment. Candidacy for this appliance is dependent on your oral health, and if there is sufficient bone tissue to support the implants. When there is not enough, bone grafting may be recommended.
Contact Vancouver Island Prosthodontics for More Info!
Our prosthodontic office specializes in placing and completing implant dentures. We are passionate about enhancing your quality of life with a beautiful smile. Contact our Victoria dental team to schedule a consultation. We can replace your missing teeth with the best possible option.