Dentures and dental implants are both artificial structures that are meant to aesthetical and functionally mimic natural teeth, with dentures being a removable option and implants being permanent. Although they may seem like two opposing options, they can actually be used in conjunction to bring about a potentially better option. Keep reading to discover how implant-retained dentures work together to provide a removable option with enhanced support.
Teaming-Up For Terrific Results
Dental implantation is the process of taping into the existing bone in your mouth in order to fuse it to an artificial tooth that functions just like a natural tooth, whereas dentures are a set of artificial teeth and gums that fit over your gums. Implant-retained dentures, like traditional dentures, can be removed from your mouth; however, unlike tradition dentures, they utilize implants to firmly secure the dentures in place.
This can be a cost-effective solution, because the number of implants needed to secure the dentures could be significantly less than the number of implants needed to replace all of your missing teeth. Additionally, implant-retained dentures help to preserve your jaw bone density and shape more than dentures alone; this will help retain the structure of your mouth and keep you looking younger. Poorly fitting dentures lead to soreness, awkwardness while eating, trouble speaking, and the need to create a new denture that fits better; implant-retained dentures provide strong adhesion so that you can chew with confidence and save money from not having to get them refitted or frequently pay for dental pads.
We hope that you have learned more about implant-retained dentures, a truly wonderful fusion of two teeth replacement structures. Please give us a call if you have any questions, or to schedule an appointment with our team. We look forward to providing you with the ideal solution that fits your unique situation.
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