The Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
The improved stability and comfort of your replacement teeth is one of the most immediately noticeable benefits of implant dentures. However, there are many more advantages, including:
- No more denture slippage: Many patients believe that their dentures slip due to wear and tear on the prosthesis itself. While this may contribute slightly to the problem, the main reason is due to the changing shape and density of your jawbone, which no longer receives adequate nutrition due to the loss of your teeth roots. Implant dentures stop slippage in two ways; by anchoring your denture in place and by reestablishing root stimulation that helps maintain the strength of your jawbone.
- Stronger, more attractive facial features: Your jawbone does more than support your teeth—it also supports your cheekbones and the facial structures surrounding your smile. Facial collapse, which often occurs after tooth loss, describes the noticeable “sinking” of these structures as your jawbone loses mass and density. With implant-supported dentures, you can largely avoid facial collapse and maintain your smile’s youthful appearance.
- Improved long-term oral health: By keeping your jawbone strong and reestablishing your full smile, implant dentures are the most beneficial option for improving and maintaining your oral health following tooth loss.