Whether you wear full or partial dentures, there are benefits that come with using dental implants to support these dentures. In the article below you will learn more about three of these benefits. To learn more about these benefits or determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants, be sure to talk to your dentist as soon as possible.
Benefit #1: Avoid The Bone Loss Associated With Denture Use
Denture wearers traditionally experience significant bone loss in their jaw over time. A portion of this bone loss is the result of empty tooth sockets inside their jaw beginning to close. Another portion of this bone loss is the result of the pressure that is put on the outer edge of the bone by the dentures pressing down on the gums. Dental implants help to address both of these underlying causes of bone loss in denture wearers. As a result, individuals who choose to use implants to support their dentures will often maintain healthier bone density and avoid many of the changes in facial structure that often come along with the loss of bone density.
Benefit #2: Enjoy A More Secure Fit
Keeping dentures in place all day can be a struggle for many people even when using denture adhesive products. This is especially true for people who wear a bottom denture since the tongue and facial muscles often subconsciously work to expel what the body considers to be a foreign object. Dental implants ensure that your dentures remain securely in place all day even when eating, drinking, or talking. Not only can this make wearing dentures more comfortable, but you may also find that it helps to improve your self-confidence and self-esteem as well.
Benefit #3: Eliminate The Need To Cover The Roof Of Your Mouth
Many people who wear an upper denture find that the need for these dentures to cover the roof of their mouth can be problematic. This is because, in addition to causing discomfort for some patients, this pallet cover will also cover a large portion of the individual's taste buds. This can significantly impact the way many foods taste. Unfortunately, there is no way to ensure a secure fit without a pallet cover when using traditional dentures. Using dental implants to support your dentures eliminates this issue. As a result, many people find that implant-supported dentures look and feel more natural while also allowing them to enjoy a better sense of taste.
For more information on dental implants, contact your dentist.