Dentures and dental implants are two tooth-replacement structures that look like natural teeth and provide support while chewing. Dentures are removable, and implants are permanent, but implant-supported dentures are a removable option with the secureness of permanent dental implants. Keep reading to learn how implants and dentures work together to provide this ideal combination of two tried and true options for giving you a beautiful and confident smile.
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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 traditional 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 your missing teeth.
Additionally, implant-retained dentures help to preserve your jawbone density and shape more than dentures alone; this will help retain the structure of your mouth and keep you looking younger for longer. 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 great alternative to traditional dentures and implants; now you can smile with confidence, and maintain that great jaw structure as you age. Please give our office a call if you have any questions, or to set up an appointment.