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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
What Is An Implant-Supported Denture?
An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture. This denture is attached to dental implants for maximum support and stability. A traditional denture sits on top of the gums which can result in an unstable fit.
When Is A Denture Needed?
A denture is needed when there are not enough natural teeth or no natural teeth left in the mouth. Without enough natural teeth, simple tasks like eating, chewing and speaking are almost impossible. A full or complete denture replaces all the teeth in the mouth. This can mean replacing all of the top teeth, bottom teeth or both.
Benefits of An Implant-Supported Denture
Similar to a dental implant, an implant-supported denture offers many of the same benefits. A traditional denture sits atop the gums, so the fit is not always secure. This is especially true when there are changes to the gums or when bone loss occurs under the gums.
Preserves Jawbone: Dental implants properly fuse to the jawbone ensuring a secure and stable fit. The pressures exerted unto the jawbone while chewing and eating stimulate the jawbone. This stimulation of the jawbone helps to preserve it in the mouth. A traditional denture does not offer much stimulation to the underlying jawbone, and as a result, the jawbone decreases over time. A decrease in jawbone causes an uneven fit for traditional dentures.
Enjoy Your Favourite Foods: Due to the secure fit of the implant-supported denture, foods such as corn, steak, and anything else you can eat with your natural teeth can now be enjoyed without worry.
Increased Confidence: Many patients report an increased sense of confidence when smiling, talking and engaging in social activities. A loose fitting denture may cause some wearers to be cautious when eating certain foods in public or when speaking or smiling in public.
If you are considering a traditional denture, schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consultation with one of our dentists. We would love to explain all the benefits that an implant-supported denture can provide to you, and show you how it can improve your quality of life. Call us at 905-286-1569 to schedule your consultation now.