What are Implant Dentures?
Implant dentures are similar to complete and partial dentures but have extra components inside the denture to help hold them firmly in place. The denture then connects to the implants that are surgically placed in your jaw bone. Because implants improve and strengthen your jaw when you eat, implant dentures are generally higher in quality to last longer. Visit our St Catharines Implant dentures specialists for a free consultation today.
Removable Implant Dentures
Removable implant dentures are held down by the implants but the denture can still be removed by the wearer. This allows for easy cleaning. They are generally similar or slightly smaller in size than normal dentures. This option is a less expensive option than fixed implant dentures.
Today’s technology and innovative implant designs make the dentures stay in the mouth really well. Sometimes the aid of a denture removal tool is required to take the denture out at home. This helps you continue your daily life. Go be as active as you want or be the food connoisseur, an epicure, or foodie you are within. A loose denture is the last thing you have to worry about.
Fixed Implant Dentures
Fixed implant dentures don’t feel like real dentures because they are much smaller in size and they cannot be taken out like normal dentures. The dentures are held down and supported completely by the implants so you won’t feel any pain from any food particles getting underneath the denture while you eat. Fixed implant dentures are removed only by a dental professional.
Security of Implant Dentures
Implant dentures stay nice and secure in your mouth when you be you. It allows you to be your best version. You can talk, eat, and laugh freely. This means no to glue and no to any other type of denture adhesive that goes in your mouth. This also means no more cleaning of the messy glue. The occurrence of sore spots from scraping and rubbing of the denture are also greatly reduced because the dentures are more firmly retained in your mouth.
Partial Implant Dentures
Implants dentures also work for people who still have some of their own natural teeth. Partial dentures help keep the denture in often without clasps and without having to get an individual implant for each missing tooth. Partial implant dentures are especially advised for people missing their back teeth where all the chewing is normally done.
Benefits with Implant Dentures
The jaw bone is also referred to as the alveolar bone, the bone that houses all your teeth. When teeth are removed, the alveolar bone resorbs into itself and naturally shrinks over time. Implants help reduce the resorption of your jaw bone and maintain your gum height and facial appearance.
Stability of The Implant Denture
The security of an implant denture is not the only noticeable difference. Your bite force increases because of the stability of the implant denture. The bite force dramatically drops when all your teeth go missing. This translates to a much weaker bite force for a normal denture wearer without implants – softer foods and slower chewing with loose dentures. An implant denture reverses this natural effect and maximizes the full potential of your jaw muscles with a secure, unmoving denture. This means biting an apple, steak, peanuts, corn on the cob, or anything chewy or sticky like gum is free reign. Not needing to cut up your food all the time is a blessing.
You Are What You Eat
Have you heard the saying, “You are what you eat.”? Oral health is extremely important and directly impacts your overall health. Your life is too precious to waste away on caring about slipping or uncomfortable dentures or having to constantly stick them down with adhesive only to clean up the mess afterwards. Don’t let dentures dictate your lifestyle: what you eat, when or if you can go out or even who you go out with. If you have more important things than worrying about loose or painful dentures, then implant dentures are the right thing for you.
Food Tastes Better!
Indications for Implant Dentures
Implant dentures are the right choice for people who are looking for better or best possible denture treatment. They are the right choice for people who don’t want to use adhesive to keep their dentures in. They work well on people with sensitive gums because of the movements of a denture in their mouths. Implant dentures are for those who have experienced traditional dentures and want a better solution.
You don’t need to have sensitive gums for a loose denture to aggravate and irritate your mouth. Dentures will always have a bit of movement that most people can tolerate however the looser the denture, the more likely it will irritate and potentially deform and do harm to your gums. An implant denture is also a good solution for those who experience gagging when they wear an upper denture. Both fixed and removable upper denture options allow us to design the denture so that it doesn’t cover your palate. This is the option for those who are sensitive to the length of an upper denture. A great bonus is that you taste your food better. Fun Fact: You not only have taste buds on your tongue but also on the roof of your mouth!
Implant Dentures Cost
The cost of having implant dentures has a large range. It is advised to have a consultation to figure which implant and implant denture treatment is right for you. A rough estimate can range from $1900 to $5,000. This estimate does not include other costs such as x-rays or the placement of the actual implants.
Having implant dentures is an investment in yourself and your well-being. Don’t put your body through digestion problems or the need to deal with facial deformations. Keep yourself from having to adjust your lifestyle around your dentures.
Now that you’re armed with these amazing dental secrets of a denturist, start with improving your oral health and begin your life-changing story of a healthier and happier you.
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