Losing one tooth can be quite an ordeal, but when you lose all of your teeth on your upper or lower dental ridge, the consequences can be severe. Besides the visual effect, such severe tooth loss can also diminish your ability to eat healthy foods and receive the nutrients that your body needs. The good news is that patients can regain their bite function and the confidence of a beautiful smile with a custom-made, implant-supported denture.
1. They don’t become loose.
If you’re worn a denture for a while, then you may have experienced it becoming loose, forcing you to have it readjusted or replaced with one that fits more comfortably. By contrast, implant-supported dentures are secured to your dental ridge with a series of implants posts that are inserted into your jawbone. The anchors prevent your denture from becoming loose or shifting painfully along your gums and dental ridge.
2. They can keep your jawbone strong.
The unmatched stability of your denture is a significant benefit, but implant-dentures also go the extra mile to preserve your jawbone and oral health for life. Dental implants replace lost teeth roots and provide much-needed stimulation to your jawbone in their place. When you lose a tooth, the loss of the root can lead to your body feeding your jawbone fewer nutrients, which can lead to jawbone deterioration and an increased risk of tooth loss.
3. The implant posts can last for life.
While dental implants stabilize your denture better so that it can last longer, the denture may need to be replaced after 10-15 years due to wear. However, the implant posts that are placed in your jawbone can last for life with proper care and maintenance, making it easier to create and fit your replacement denture.
If you need a denture or want to upgrade your current prosthesis then Book an appointment Call Sunnyvale Dental Care today at (408) 720-0900. We also proudly serve patients from Santa Clara, Cupertino, Mountain View, San Jose, Campbell, Palo Alto, and all surrounding communities.