Missing teeth have the potential to impact your life in various ways negatively. A change in the appearance of the face or smile often results in a loss of confidence for some people. These changes can affect both their social and professional life. Impacts on daily life include difficulties when speaking or eating. If you are missing all of your teeth or are considering full or complete dentures, you will be presented with two options; either a traditional denture or an implant-supported denture.
Traditional Denture Or Implant-Supported Denture?
If you currently have a traditional denture that you are unhappy with, or are looking to replace, an implant-supported denture may be a good option for you. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of both types of dentures.
Comfort & Fit
With an implant-supported denture, the fit is far more accurate and comfortable when worn. As well, there is no need for messy glues or adhesives to keep the denture firmly in the mouth. All activities such as smiling, eating, speaking can all be done in full confidence without fear of your denture becoming loose or falling out.
Retention of Bone
When all the teeth are missing in the jaw, the jaw bone begins to shrink or recede. Shrinking or receding is the reason why traditional dentures lose their once great fit. Once traditional dentures cease to fit well, they require relining to adapt to the change in bone structure. As well, shrinking of the jaw bone also changes the facial appearance by making the face take on a sunken look.
An implant-supported denture prevents shrinking of bone in the mouth because the implant stimulates the bone through the pressures of chewing and eating.
Better Nutrition & Digestion
A traditional denture that is not properly fitted will make chewing while eating difficult. Difficulties while eating will affect digestion because the food is not chewed properly before swallowing. An implant-supported denture allows for proper chewing of any foods while being comfortable at the same time.
Your dentist will consider many factors and work with you to determine the best option for your smile and budget. Contact Us