My patients who wear traditional dentures as a restorative option are typically happy with their results, but it’s not uncommon for some dentures-wearers to seek an upgrade. The adhesives required for traditional dentures can often be unreliable, causing the prosthetic to slip along the gums, ultimately causing irritation. Additionally, if the adhesive isn’t very strong, patients might not feel confident enough to eat certain foods. Improper fit can also affect a patient’s ability to talk—and if they are unsure their adhesive will hold, they may avoid speaking as much as possible.
Unlike traditional dentures, implant dentures utilize dental implant posts to snap the prosthetic in place, so there is no longer a need for messy adhesives. The dental implants help provide a sturdy foundation for the dentures, allowing patients to speak properly and eat the foods they enjoy. Some other benefits of upgrading to implant dentures include:
- Designed to look and feel natural
- Potential for bone loss in the jaw is reduced
- Improved confidence while eating and speaking
- Enhanced comfort
If you currently wear dentures and are considering an upgrade to implant dentures, please contact us today to learn more. If you would like more personalized answers to your questions, please request to schedule a consultation with me. In your consultation, I can conduct a thorough examination and help you determine if this treatment is right for you.
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