Why You Should Consider Implant-secured Dentures
Dentures have been the standard solution for people who have lost their natural teeth for many years. However, we all know that these appliances sometimes slip out of place and can feel uncomfortable, making it difficult to eat, talk or smile confidently. With diligent research, tooth replacement has advanced over the years, and dentures are far more reliable; however, Implant-secured Dentures still offer a more stable and secure solution for people who are missing all or most of their teeth. In this article, we’ll explore the many benefits of implant-secured dentures and why you should consider them as an option for replacing missing teeth.
But what are implant-secured dentures? Implant-secured dentures are an advanced type of denture anchored into place by one or more dental implants. These implants consist of tiny titanium posts that we gently insert into the jawbone to mimic a natural tooth root. Once the implants are fused into place, the dentures are attached to them, providing a comfortable and stable fit.
Here’s why you should consider Implant-secured Dentures:
1) They’re dependable:
One of the main benefits of implant-secured dentures is that they do not rely on the surrounding teeth or gums for support. As a result, they won’t slip out of place or irritate the gums, as traditional dentures can. In addition, because the dentures are anchored into place by implants, they provide a level of stability that isn’t achievable with conventional dentures. This way, you can eat and smile confidently again.
2) They help preserve the jawbone:
Once you start losing teeth, the jawbone begins to shrink over time due to a lack of stimulation from the tooth roots. In just one year, you can lose up to 25% of your jawbone in that area. Not just that, but this shrinkage can also cause the face to appear sunken and aged. Dental implants mimic the natural tooth root and stimulate the jawbone to prevent it from shrinking. As such, patients who choose implant-secured dentures are able to maintain a healthy smile and a more youthful appearance.
3) They’re life-changing:
Implant-secured dentures can enhance your quality of life due to the dentures being anchored into place. This allows you to eat and speak confidently. We also understand how much this stability can restore your confidence in social situations, as you no longer have to worry about your dentures slipping out of place, which can sometimes feel embarrassing and frustrating.
4) They can save you money:
Conventional dentures must be replaced every few years due to wear and tear or loose fixtures. Jawbone deterioration can also cause your mouth’s structure to change, requiring newly shaped dentures. As a result, even though implant-secured dentures have a higher upfront cost, they can actually save you money in the long run and the inconvenience of having to replace your dentures.
5) They’re removable and easy to clean:
As with conventional dentures, implant-secured dentures are removable and easy to clean. We recommend cleaning your fixtures the same way you’d care for your natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing. It’s also important to visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings to ensure that the implants and dentures are in good condition.
6) They’re a good entry into implants:
Implant-secured dentures are a good entry into implants, as they’re cheaper than multiple single implants and only take three-to-six months to complete treatment. However, it is essential to have realistic expectations regarding this treatment. They will not resemble natural teeth as close as implants, but they will be much more stable and secure than conventional dentures.
Is This Treatment for You?
While this treatment offers many benefits, they are not the right solution for everyone. If you’re considering implant-secured dentures, it’s a good idea to book a consultation with your dentist to determine if you’re a good candidate. Factors such as the overall health of your jawbone, the presence of any medical conditions, and your overall health will be considered before a recommendation is made.
At The Bristol Dental Practice, we offer free consultations for all treatments with our Treatment Coordinator, Rebecca, to determine whether this is the suitable procedure for your case, expectations and budget.
Implant-secured dentures are a secure and stable solution for people who are missing all or most of their teeth. They also offer a number of benefits over conventional dentures: they provide a secure and stable fit, can preserve your jawbone, can improve your overall quality of life, and save you money in the long run. If you are considering dentures, be sure to discuss with your dentist the possibility of implant-secured dentures. While they are more expensive up front, their benefits make them a worthwhile investment into your oral health.
Considering Dentures to Replace Your Missing Teeth? Contact The Bristol Dental Practice for Five Star Implant Treatment by Our Esteemed Dentists.
We’re at the forefront of comprehensive modern Dentistry in the South West and have successfully placed over 5,000 implants in our time, with predictable results. All implant treatments are led by our Principal Dentist, Dr Jonathan Cochrane, a rising star in his field. He’s the youngest dentist to have received a Master’s degree in Dental Implantology from the University of Bristol and the first British dentist to be awarded a Certificate in Implant Dentistry by the German Board of Oral Implantology.
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