You Shouldn’t Consider Dentures Without Dental Implants (blog)
Dentures may seem like a reasonable solution to many patients suffering from tooth loss … at first.
At New Albany Implants, we find that many of our patients experience frustration with traditional dentures. They tend to slip and move around and even completely fall out of the mouth. You can imagine how embarrassing that must be!
These days it’s as if dentures just aren’t complete without dental implants to help hold them in place. At New Albany Implants, we can make the process easier for you. Whether you’ve been wearing dentures for years or are just now looking for a way to restore your smile, implant-supported and implant-retained dentures are great options to consider.
What Are Implant-Supported & Implant-Retained Dentures?
We prefer to think of them as implant-supported and implant-retained permanent teeth. Both use dental implants to hold them securely in place. Both options still allow you to remove your dentures for cleaning and sleeping.
A traditional denture sits on your gums. With implant-supported permanent teeth, the denture is attached to implants that are surgically placed into your jawbone. Typically implant-supported permanent teeth use implants with ball attachments, while implant-retained dentures are held in place by a bar attached to your implants.
We have a success rate of more than 98 percent with our implant-supported permanent teeth. Whether you need to replace your upper row of teeth, your lower arch of teeth, or both, we can help.
Benefits Of implant-supported permanent teeth
There are several benefits to opting for implant-supported permanent teeth over traditional dentures. The main benefits of implant-supported permanent teeth include:
Dentures supported by dental implants look, feel, and function more like natural teeth. That means a full set of teeth that look like the real thing. No one has to know they’re fake unless you tell them!
Having your dentures anchored to dental implants prevents them from moving, allowing them to be more stable. That saves you the trouble of having to mess with sticky adhesives. You can feel confident you won’t experience any embarrassing slip-ups with your implant-supported permanent teeth!
- No more sore spots
One of the most common complaints among denture wearers is sore spots. Fortunately, those sore spots will become a thing of the past with implant-supported permanent teeth. The dentures will rest on the implants, not your gum tissue, which means no irritation! However, it’s still important to remove your dentures nightly and clean them daily to keep your mouth healthy.
- Protects your jaw and keeps bone healthy
When you lose a tooth, it can cause your bone to deteriorate, leaving less bone for dentures to rest on. Dental implants can prevent the deterioration of your bone while keeping your bone and tissue healthy. Additionally, the titanium in dental implants encourages new bone cells to grow!
- Easier chewing and eating
Patients often have to learn how to chew all over again when they first get dentures. With traditional dentures, it’s important to chew on both sides of your mouth at the same time. However, with implant-supported permanent teeth, you can chew just like you would with your natural teeth without worrying about chewing a certain way.
Find Out If Implant-Supported Permanent Teeth are Right For You
The only way to know for sure if implant-supported permanent teeth are right for you is to come in for a consultation with a dental implant expert. When you call to schedule a consultation at New Albany Implants, mention your interest in implant-supported permanent teeth.
At our New Albany, IN office, your health and happiness are our top priorities. We will work hard to find a treatment that’s just right for you. We also offer IV sedation to make your treatment as comfortable as possible. That means an entirely pain-free solution to your oral health problems!