Finally a Solution for Secure Dentures
For years dentures have offered one of the best solutions for significant tooth loss. However, as any denture wearer will attest, the solution often comes with problems. Dentures may tend to be unstable and slide around in the mouth, leading to some challenges with speaking clearly. Some patients also find dentures painful, bulky, and irritable to their gums.
With the advent of palate-less, implant retained dentures; you now have the option of a more secure, comfortable fit than regular dentures. Unlike older denture constructions, it reduces the gag reflex by not having anything brushing against the soft palate (the roof of the mouth). Secured by dental implants, the denture is held in place while eating or talking, which keeps it stable.
Dental Implants with Dentures
We believe implant retained dentures are the perfect solution for all of our denture wearing patients. Before the invention of implants, a patient who had lost all of their teeth was limited to wearing complete dentures. The stability and retention of those dentures was often times unpredictable with fit and function becoming less and less efficient with age. Now, with a limited number of implants, we can create a removable denture that snaps securely into place giving you amazing stability and restoring natural function.
Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures
Implants prevent slippage and hold dentures securely in place. With posts that attach directly to the gums and function as roots, dental implants act much like the roots of our own natural teeth. This means that the fit is natural looking, natural feeling, and comfortable for the wearer.
Implants eliminate painful sore spots caused by denture pressure points. Because they are fixed in place, it reduces the rub of the denture against your gums, keeping them free from inflammation and pain. Instead of the denture constantly rubbing against the gum, it is held in place, keeping the correct portions pressed where they fit best.
Implants secure dentures allowing you to naturally pronounce words. Because of their stability and absence of an acrylic portion pressing against the roof of their mouth, patients find palate-less dentures provide for easier speaking and are more aesthetically pleasing.
Stop Bone Loss
Because implants help keep the jawbone strong, it will not deteriorate and become smaller over time. In addition to preventing bone loss from denture use, they also help maintain your natural facial structure.
At Great Lakes Dental Arts we can make dentures more secure. Contact our dentist office to find out if you are a candidate for implant-supported dentures.