The condition of your teeth has a a significant impact on your quality of life. Denture wearers understand this all too well. Implant supported dentures from Dental Care Today in Fishers can make a big difference.
The path from a healthy mouth to a toothless mouth is downhill. Tooth decay and gum disease are painful. Treatment such as fillings and root canals can strain the budget. If the teeth can’t be saved, tooth extraction brings more physical and psychological pain. Extraction can result in bone recession.
The Drawbacks of Dentures
While dentures are superior than having no teeth at all, they certainly come with many disadvantages. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking, and laughing problematic. And dentures are not a once-and-your-done answer for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks, they require relines.
Stop The Progression
But there is hope! Dental implant technology can improve the quality of life for people who have been wearing traditional dentures. To a certain extent, implants stop the downhill progression of declining oral health due to tooth loss.
Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor overdentures. Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow us to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are placed into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a sturdy base for an overdenture.
Restore Chewing Ability
Did you know that some denture users retain only ten percent of their chewing power? Implant-supported dentures can curb bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. Improved chewing function with implants can result in better nutrition and overall physical well-being. The psychological benefits are equally valuable.