Dental patients who are missing many (or all) of their teeth typically use dentures to improve their quality of life (and avoid costly tooth implant procedures).
While it’s true that conventional dentures that use adhesive can work as a shorter-term solution, patients with debilitating tooth loss can become painfully aware of their dentures’ limitations the longer they use them. Over time, traditional dentures can lose their stability and make it harder for patients to enjoy daily activities.
Implant-supported dentures, which combine the functional benefits of dental implants with natural aesthetics of modern dentures, can be an affordable and practical alternative to the conventional sets of dentures that many of our patients are used to.
Our team at Dentistry at Consilium has put together a list of the most important things you need to know before getting implant dentures:
What Are Implant Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are one of the best solutions to improve oral health for patients with significant tooth loss. More than just the stereotypical pair of “fake teeth” that many people imagine when they think of dentures, implanted dentures prevent the jaw bone from shrinking and resorbing to create a foundation for strength and stability.
Implant-supported dentures are one of the most effective and affordable methods we offer at Dentistry At Consilium. They are the best solution for visibly restoring function to the jaw bone and reducing oral discomfort.
Who is Eligible?
Implant-supported dentures are an excellent, cost-effective solution for any patients who are experiencing significant tooth loss. With that said, implant dentures work best for patients who have full arches of failing or missing teeth. If you’re interested in a long-term solution for your oral health, as well as one that will improve your dental function and smile aesthetics — implant-supported dentures may be the right choice for you.
Since implanted dentures do such a good job of stabilizing and strengthening the jaw, they’re also a great solution for patients who have already experienced deterioration of their jaw bone’s function. A deteriorating jaw bone can make it increasingly difficult for patients to bite and chew, not to mention that it can also diminish self-confidence and facial aesthetics over time.
If you’re worried that a deteriorating jaw bone is compromising your oral health and quality of life, our team at Dentistry at Consilium encourages you to consider choosing implant dentures as your solution.
How Does the Process Work?
Even though implant-supported dentures are a long-term solution for tooth loss, the surgery required to implant them is minimally invasive. Implant dentures rely on dental implants, rather than a patient’s gums, to provide the greatest amount of stability and support for the jaw bone. These dental implants are vital to supporting the full arch prosthesis or implant-supported dentures — and they stimulate the jaw to prevent resorption and shrinkage.
Implant dentures stay secure and strong after surgery and don’t carry the risk of falling out like traditional dentures do. They also don’t require adjustments or realignment, which means you don’t need to go back and forth to your dentist to have extra work done. Once secure, implant dentures begin to improve our patients’ taste and speech, allow for a wider dietary range and ultimately improve their confidence and well-being.
Schedule an Appointment with Dentistry at Consilium
At Dentistry At Consilium, we’re committed to providing each and every one of our patients with the oral care solution they deserve.
If you’re experiencing significant tooth loss and pain or are wondering if implant dentures are right for you, schedule an appointment with our team by calling us at (416) 296-1080 or visiting us on our website.