Dental implant supported dentures are a type of overdenture. Unlike traditional dentures that simply rest on the gums, dental implant supported dentures move around less and have improved function. You may be a candidate for dental implant supported dentures if you have enough jawbone to support implants. Here are some benefits of dental implant supported dentures compared to traditional dentures.
Dental implant supported dentures look and function more like natural teeth. To create dental implant supported dentures, your dentist will use highly aesthetic teeth that properly fit in your mouth. Other dentures may look too large for your mouth, while partial dentures may not match your existing teeth.
Dental implant supported dentures shift less than traditional dentures because they are anchored to your jaw. This makes wearing dentures more comfortable and less obvious. You won’t have to worry that your dentures will slip and fall out of your mouth while you’re out and about. It also makes it easier to chew. Many dentures wearers complain about needing to learn how to chew food while wearing dentures, which can be a frustrating process.
If you have significant tooth loss, you may be considering many dental implants. While there are some advantages to a full mouth of dental implants over dentures, dental implants require a lot of time to place and heal. You’ll need several appointments to complete the process. Plus,dental implants are more expensive. You may even find that you aren’t a candidate for other reasons, such as not having enough jawbone material to implant the device.
A dental implant support denture can give you the secure fit of dental implants faster than using only dental implants. Since only two to four dental implants need to be placed, this can be completed in as little as two appointments. It also will cost you less money to restore the appearance and functionality of your teeth.
No Sore Spots
With traditional dentures, you may find that you have sore spots and inflammation where the dentures rest on your gums. This isn’t a problem with dental implant supported dentures. Since the dental implant supported dentures rest on top of the dental implant post, the dentures don’t create sore spots on your gums. This can be a much more comfortable experience over the long term.
Ready to Get Started?
If you’re interested in learning more about your dental restoration options, including dental implant supported dentures, contact Arrowhead Dental Associates by calling (401) 364-6300. By scheduling an appointment, we can evaluate your teeth and gums to recommend the best solution for your unique situation. This could mean dentures, dental implants, or dental implant supported dentures.