Implant Supported Dentures
- Posted on: Dec 27 2013
Why would anyone bother with implant supported dentures? Ask someone with regular dentures how happy they are with their dentures when eating, smiling and laughing and you’ll probably have your answer.
Regular dentures tend to move and wearers can experience embarrassing slips. This leads denture wearers to be self conscious of themselves in social situations. Even worse, over time the jaw bone will recede because it is no longer supporting teeth. As this happens the denture, which fit so well at first, becomes even more loose leading to rubbing and sore spots.
Implant supported dentures are like regular dentures in that they replace all of the normal teeth. The big difference is that the dental implant is anchored in the jaw and the attached dentures can’t slip or move. No more thinking twice about laughing out loud or choosing which foods to eat at a restaurant!
Dental implants can also be used to support other types of dental restorations including partial dentures and single crowns. Dental implants do require healthy bone in the area where the implants will be placed. Because the bone will recede when the teeth are removed it is best to place implants as early as possible.
Don’t be like this guy! Find out more about dental implants and dentures by contacting Asheville cosmetic dentist Dr. John Highsmith today at 828-627-9282.
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