Do you ever worry that your dentures will come loose? Do you feel anxious about eating certain foods or does wearing dentures affect your diet? Dentures are very effective, but they do have limitations. Anchored by the natural suction of the gums, dentures are strong and lifelike, but there is a risk of them sliding and slipping. If you’re looking for an alternative to dentures or you’re looking for ways to make your dentures more comfortable, we recommend implant retention.
Implant-retained dentures are dentures that are held in place by dental implants. Implants are small titanium appliances, which are fitted into small sockets in the jaw bone. The implant takes the place of the missing tooth root. Once the implant has been secured, the denture can be attached. Rather than relying on the natural suction provided by the gums, the denture is anchored by implants. This means that there is absolutely no risk of the denture slipping or shifting.
Implant-retained dentures are advantageous for a number of reasons. Many people who have dentures are worried about their denture sliding out of position, and this can affect their confidence, especially in situations like eating in public. Poorly-fitted dentures can affect the aesthetic of the smile, but they can also impact your diet. If you feel like your denture isn’t secure, you might not want to attempt eating foods like meat or crusty bread. With implant-retained dentures, you can enjoy peace of mind that your denture will stay in position, you should find the denture more comfortable and, hopefully, you’ll feel a lot more confident when you eat or smile in public.
If you’re interested in implant retention, why not call and make an appointment today?
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