If you’ve lost most or all of your teeth, then the reasons for replacing them with a custom-made denture may be obvious. Doing so can significantly restore your confidence, as well as your ability to enjoy the simple things in life, like good food. What may be less obvious, however, are the reasons why your denture needs dental implants to fully restore your smile. Conventional dentures may effectively replace the crowns of your teeth, but only dental implants can reestablish the vital functions of your lost teeth roots.
So they don’t slip.
A conventional denture can last for several years, but will eventually need to be adjusted or replaced as it loses its firm grip on your dental ridge. With the support of dental implants, which are placed into the jawbone, your denture will be as secure as your natural, healthy teeth and will not lose its firm fit.
So they can preserve your jawbone.
Part of the reason for denture slippage is because your jawbone grows weaker when it loses the teeth roots that stimulate it. Over time, the bone can lose density; however, dental implants can reestablish this stimulation, preventing jawbone degradation and the esthetic results of facial collapse.
So your smile lasts longer.
By stemming the jawbone erosion that follows tooth loss, a dental implant-supported denture can significantly improve your long-term oral health. The lifelike prosthesis can also help you enjoy a wider variety of healthy foods to ensure that you receive the essential minerals that your teeth and jawbone need.
Is an Implant Denture Right for You?
If you need a denture to rebuild your smile, then ask your dentist if you should choose an implant-supported one. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Wright by calling Just Wright Dental Surgery Center in Waxahachie, TX, today at (469) 732-1987.