Simply put, traditional dentures do not function as well as dental implants.
If you’ve used traditional dentures before, you can understand the reasons, biting and chewing problems, mouth sores and difficulty speaking.
Conventional dentures sit on the gums and are held in place only by strong non-force suction. Denture adhesive is also a weak adhesive, but its primary function is to improve the seal between your dentures and your gums to aid absorption. Even with good bonding, you can easily dislodge your dentures when you try to chew or talk. When dentures slip in your mouth, they can cause painful sores due to friction.
In addition, dentures transfer bite forces to your gums. Your gums are soft and teeth cannot withstand the pressure of biting and chewing like bones. Putting a force on your gums that they cannot withstand will cause mouth sores.
In addition, conventional prostheses do not stimulate the underlying bone. Your natural teeth are embedded in your jawbone and stimulate the bone so your body protects it. When your teeth are gone, there is no warning in the jawbone.
As a result, the bone resorbs or shrinks over time. But don’t worry, there is a solution! Implant supported prostheses.
What is an Implant Supported Prosthesis?
Implanted dentures don’t just sit on your gums, dental implants protect them. Dental implants are screws made of titanium that the dentist places in your jawbone. The bone adheres to the dental implant and firmly adheres it in place.
Implant-supported dentures use dental implants to fix the denture in place. This prevents them from slipping while chewing, talking or laughing. However, most of the biting and chewing force still puts pressure on the gums.
Implant supported dentures don’t just use dental implants to fix the denture. Instead, implant-supported prostheses direct the bite force to the bones. The trade-off is that these require more dental implants than implant-supported dentures.
Implant-supported dentures need four, six, or eight dental implants to provide support.
Implant supported dentures also need to be stronger to withstand the increased bite force. You can often convert conventional dentures to implant-supported dentures, but implant-supported dentures often require a completely new denture.
Benefits of Implant Supported Prostheses
Implant supported dentures offer the following advantages over conventional dentures;
.Improved sense of taste
Many people experience pain with their traditional dentures. Loose dentures that slide around, as well as biting forces on sensitive gums, can cause pain.
Implant supported dentures are safe in the mouth, so they do not cause pain without slipping. In addition, implant-supported prostheses direct the bite force to the jawbone and take the pressure without feeling pain.
Implant-supported dentures do not need to completely cover your upper palate and do not contain denture adhesive. You will feel more free and comfortable with implant supported prostheses.
Implant-supported dentures protect the underlying bone by promoting bone growth and preventing bone loss. The bite force stimulates the bone so the body holds or builds the bone around the implants. The amount of bone your implant prostheses hold depends on the number of implants you have.
Conventional dentures fit just above the gums and do nothing to prevent bone loss that leads to premature aging, facial sagging and loss of function.
Dental implants integrate into your natural bone, so they are very safe. Dental implants are essentially permanent attachments to your jawbone. Implant prostheses adhere securely to dental implants.
An implant-supported prosthesis will not slip or fall off, no matter how much you talk, laugh or chew. This will give you more confidence to face other people. Most implant prostheses are still removable. It’s relatively easy once you know how. However, some implant prostheses can be securely attached to your implants so only your dentist can remove them.
Perfect Restoration of Function
Because they are more stable and safe than conventional dentures, implant-supported dentures can better restore function.
According to research, implant-supported dentures restore 95% of normal function (i.e. the biting and chewing ability normally provided by natural teeth) versus 25% of their conventional counterparts.
Improved Taste Perception
Your sense of taste isn’t just tied to your tongue. The roof of your palate also plays an important role in your sense of taste. Because implant-supported dentures cover your upper palate less, you interact less with the taste of food. Also, the taste