Dental Implants for More Lifelike Dentures

Patients who’ve worn dentures for years know the importance of a full and healthy smile, but many of them also grow frustrated with their dentures’ tendency to lose their grip and become loose. Over time, the loss of your teeth’s roots can cause your jawbone to lose mass and density, changing its shape and causing your denture to no longer fit properly. For many of our patients, we often recommend supporting their partial or full dentures on a series of dental implant posts. With dental implants, your denture can offer unmatched support and comfort as well as vital stimulation that keeps your jawbone healthy. Whether you’ve recently lost a significant amount of teeth or you’ve worn dentures for many years, you may be an excellent candidate for rebuilding your smile with implant-supported dentures.

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.