Many people in the United States have lost all of their natural teeth, and dentures are typically the go-to solution. However, implant-supported or implant-retained dentures are a far better choice for several reasons. In truth, just a few implants to support the dentures can make all the difference in how you eat, speak, and smile with your dentures. Here is a look at how having a few implants to support your dentures can make positive changes in your life.
You will have more biting power to chew your foods.
Your natural teeth give you ample bite force so you can chew through tough foods without a struggle and avoid choking on what you swallow. One of the biggest complaints denture wearers have when they first get their dentures is that their teeth do not give them all that much chewing power. When you opt for implant-supported dentures, you gain far more biting force and chewing power because the dentures will stay in place when you bite down on your foods.
You will not have to worry about sore gums because of loose dentures.
Loose dentures can be really hard on the soft tissues of your mouth. As the hard plastic shifts and moves, it rubs against your gums and can cause painful blisters and sores to develop. If these abrasions are a frequent problem, you can actually be at risk of developing an infection. With implants supporting your dentures, they cannot shift, so soft tissue damage is not a concern.
You will not have to be concerned about your dentures falling out.
If dentures do not fit properly, they can actually slip completely out of your mouth while you are eating, if you bend over, or if you laugh with your mouth open too much. Implant supports for dentures are anchored into your jawline, and the dentures snap into place. Therefore, there is no danger of your dentures ever falling out unexpectedly and causing you to feel embarrassed by the situation.
You can stop using denture adhesive to hold your dentures in place.
Denture adhesives are useful for their purpose, but having to use adhesive daily is not something most people would ever choose to do. The glue is messy, can make your food taste odd, and is embarrassing. If your dentures are supported by implants, you no longer have to use adhesives just to get your dentures to stay firmly seated.
For more information, reach out to a cosmetic dentist.