Just as dental implants have revolutionized single tooth replacement, implant-supported dentures are a total game-changer when it comes to denture options. They can give you back your life, and they’re among the procedures available at Boulder County Smiles in Lalfayette CO.
Implant-supported dentures are full dental arches that are supported multiple implants, usually four to six. Dental implants are the titanium posts inserted into the jawbone. The dental arch – an upper or lower denture – attaches to the posts.
There are many benefits to implant-supported dentures over conventional ones. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of them.
Implants Prevent Bone Recession
This may be the most important health benefit of dental implants: full arches in particular, but even single dental implants.
Bone recession, or bone loss, is common with lost teeth. It has an impact on your appearance: a shrunken, sagging look to the face.
When the root is gone, the surrounding bone begins to shrink due to lack of stimulation. A dental implant is essentially a replacement tooth root. They provide the needed stimulation, and thus halt recession.
Since implant-supported dentures are directly anchored to your jaw, they are far more stable than are conventional dentures. That means you can eat just about anything you care to eat, without worrying your dentures will slip.
People with conventional dentures often have difficulty with speaking clearly. That happens because the dentures can shift out of place. That is not an issue with implant-supported dentures.
Resolving these three issues can greatly improve your quality of life. At Boulder County Smiles in Lalfayette CO we offer implant-supported dentures, as well as single implants and much more. We’ve placed them in patients from Boulder, Louisville, and Broomfield. Call for an appointment today!