As we grow older, many people experience the loss of one or more teeth. This can happen due to many reasons, age being the most common reason for teeth loss. Dentures have been used as a way to replace missing teeth for centuries. While dentures offer a relatively affordable and convenient way to restore smiles, they can often be uncomfortable and difficult to use. Implant-supported dentures are a newer alternative to traditional dentures that offer many benefits over traditional dentures.
Implant-supported dentures are held in place by dental implants, which are small titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. Dental implants provide a stable base for dentures, which means that they are much less likely to move or slip than traditional dentures. This makes them much more comfortable and secure to wear.
Implant-supported dentures also allow for a more natural-looking smile. Since they are held in place by dental implants, they do not rely on the surrounding gum tissue to stay in place. This means that the dentures will not move or shift when you speak or smile, giving you a more natural look.
Because Implant-supported dentures fit like real teeth, many people tend to wear them at the time of sleeping. This is not a good practice. To keep your jawbone, gums, and mouth bacteria and infection free, it is recommended that you remove your dentures while sleeping, no matter what type they are.
Implant-supported dentures offer a more comfortable and secure fit than traditional dentures, and they are also more affordable than full mouth restoration surgeries such as All on 4 Implants and other complex Implant procedures.
Implant-supported dentures offer many benefits over traditional dentures and are a perfect alternative for those who are uncomfortable with traditional dentures. If you are considering implant-supported dentures, make sure to talk to your dentist about whether this option is right for you. If you live in Sydney, book a Free Consult with us.