Did you know that you can have a denture secured to your jaw using oral implants?
Many people have heard of oral implants, but assume that they are linked to the placing of a single prosthetic tooth or a few teeth on a bridge. Thus, many patients wrongly assume that they cannot have a denture affixed to their jaw using this procedure.
Well, you can! But the process of fitting the implants can take a bit longer; unlike the fitting of a single prosthetic tooth, the implants now need to be able to support an entire set of dentures, thus more of them need to be placed. But, as you may have guessed, there are many advantages to having dentures affixed to oral implants, which will be mentioned later in this article.
So, what are some of the main advantages of using a dental implant Melbourne to secure a full or partial set of dentures?
A key feature of any oral implant is that it increases the security of the tooth or teeth that are attached to it; it is no different with a set of dentures which are attached to an oral implant!
Having implant secured dentures will ensure that your teeth don’t wobble, or move, allowing you to feel more confident when you smile or eat. Simple!
And of course, another advantage of tooth implants when used in conjunction with dentures, is that they allow you to use the dentures properly.
As they are now secured to your jaw, you can use them to bite into harder foods and they will enable you to break down tougher food without worrying about movement. And they feel natural as they are literally attached to your jaw.
Visually, dentures offer a great aesthetic but when they move, the aesthetic appearance of them breaks down causing lower levels of confidence. With implants, your teeth will stay exactly where you want them to, allowing you to smile, laugh and talk without concerns about your teeth moving erratically.
No more sores!
Many people who have worn dentures will know that, even with the strongest adhesive dental glue, they can still rub along the gum. This movement can and does often cause sores and ulcers to form, unfortunately making the wearing of dentures exceedingly unpleasant.
Implants firmly hold dentures in place and so, you will be free from ulcers (and dental glue) as soon as your dentures are fitted.
Prevents bone loss and movement
A loss of teeth creates a loss of jawbone, which can enable surrounding natural teeth to move out of alignment. This alone may not seem problematic but with the loss of multiple teeth, it can lead to a serious case of misalignment, which may require orthodontic treatment to correct.
Oral implants promote jaw regrowth, helping your natural teeth to stay in place as the jawbone surrounding them regrows, becoming thicker and of course the placement of oral implants can reverse bone loss and prevent your teeth becoming wobbly too.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.