Are you trading your traditional dentures for implant-stabilized dentures?
Implant-retained or implant-stabilized dentures both provide various benefits over traditional dentures.
Secure in the mouth—no slipping
Provides up to 100% natural chewing function
The upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate
This helps patients taste food more easily. (Hooray!)
When dentures are fixed in place, they don’t slip around, allowing the wearer to feel more self-confident in social or professional situations.
Little or no gum irritation
Mouth sores lower the quality of life and can make eating painful.
Doesn’t impair speaking ability
Denture wearers recognize how frustrating it is to not be able to speak properly. With implant-stabilized dentures, you can regain the ease of talking and laughing.
Implant-retained dentures are sturdy and long-lasting.
Prevents bone loss
When bone recedes, you can get that “sunken face” look. Nothing ages a man or woman more than hollowed-out cheeks.
Allows wearer to eat any type of food
Has it been a while since you’ve taken a bite of a juicy steak or crisp, red apple? It’s time to experience your favorite foods again!
No adhesive required
You won’t miss gluing your dentures into your mouth.
What Are The Differences Between Fixed and Removable?
Fixed implant-retained dentures (sometimes called screw-in) require more implants than the removable type. However, they can restore 100% chewing power.
Removable implant dentures (sometimes called snap-in) may require just 4 implants to stabilize the upper arch and just 2 for the lower denture. Removable implant-stabilized dentures can restore up to 90% of chewing ability.
Should I get removable or fixed implant-anchored dentures?
The following factors will impact your determination.
Implants require the patient has a sufficient amount of healthy bone structure for placement. The condition of your jawbone impacts whether it can support implants and where the posts can be inserted.
Fixed implant dentures cost more but some individuals believe the merits outweigh the extra expense.
Fixed implant-stabilized dentures don’t have to be taken out for cleaning. Patients who have found it inconvenient to clean conventional dentures would face the same issue with removable implant-retained dentures.
Fixed dentures are sturdier than removable dentures. Patients who prefer foods that are harder to chew should consider this.
Men and women with TMJ or sleep apnea may find it more onerous to manage these conditions if they have to remove their dentures at night.
Now, denture wearers have an amazing new tooth replacement option.
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