Why Should I Switch to Implant-Supported Dentures?
Although traditional dentures are a common way to easily replace missing teeth, many patients with dentures have decided to upgrade to implant-supported dentures. One of the most common reasons for the switch is security — while dentures can sometimes slip along the gums, implant-supported dentures are designed snap securely into place when worn. Additionally, implant-supported dentures offer other benefits, such as:
- Enhanced comfort – the secure fit allows for a more comfortable experience.
- Stronger bite – implant-supported dentures improve a patient’s bite force, making it easier to eat crunchy, chewy, or tough foods.
- No adhesives – with implant-supported dentures, messy adhesives are no longer necessary.
- Improved speech – struggling to keep dentures in place may cause individuals to mumble or slur their speech. With implant-supported dentures, patients enjoy an improved ability to speak clearly.
Switching to implant-supported dentures can benefit your overall oral health, as well. Dental implants can help to prevent bone loss in the jaw, and can reduce potential wear on the gums that often occurs with traditional dentures. Without dental adhesives to clean up, patients can also focus more on their oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly and scheduling a routine dental exam and cleaning every six months.