I have always been an avid hockey player, and my love took a bad turn one day when I got struck in the mouth with the puck. It was a painful moment that left me with two teeth knocked out of my mouth. Had I taken the right steps after the accident, I could have possibly saved the teeth, but I did not know I had that option at the time. Thankfully, I worked up the courage to visit a dentist and ask what my options for teeth-replacement were. I was worried I would would have to live the rest of my life without smiling, but I was ecstatic to learn that I was the perfect candidate for dental implants. I created this blog to help others realize that there are so many options to replace missing teeth today that no one has to "just live with" an imperfect smile!
There are two main types of dentures. The first is traditional dentures which sit on top of the gums and are secured using adhesive products. The second is implant-supported dentures which are kept in place with the use of dental implants. While neither of these options will be right for everyone, many denture wearers will find that the option of implant-supported dentures is the better option. This is because many benefits come with the use of dental implants to support dentures. You can learn more about some of the most notable benefits below.
Benefit 1: Prevent Or Minimize Bone Loss
Having your natural teeth extracted can lead to bone loss in your jaw. This is because the empty sockets that are left behind when your teeth are extracted will begin to close over time and cause your bone to shrink as a result. This can weaken your jaw and cause changes to your facial structure. When you choose to use dental implants to support your dentures, these implants will take the place of your natural teeth inside your jawbone. This helps to minimize or even eliminate the bone loss that often accompanies the loss of your natural teeth.
Benefit 2: More Secure Fit
Dental implants provide a far more secure fit than even the very best denture adhesives on the market. With the use of implants, you can be sure that your dentures will remain firmly in place all day, every day. This can help to improve your confidence when eating, talking, or smiling. The secure fit offered by implants can also make dentures appear more natural. Best of all, dental implants can achieve this task without the need to cover the roof of your mouth. Without the need for a pallet cover, many denture wearers find that their dentures are more comfortable and that they can better taste their food.
Benefit 3: Stronger Bite
The use of dental implants to support your dentures can provide you with a stronger bite than traditional dentures can offer. This is because dental implants get their strength from being anchored in your jawbone. This increase in bite strength will often mean the ability to enjoy a wider range of foods.
A Final Thought
While the use of dental implants to support your dentures may be extremely beneficial, not everyone will be a good candidate for implants. For example, individuals with significant bone loss may not be eligible for implants. Consequently, it is important to discuss this option with your dentist to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for dental implants.Share
19 December 2022