While dentures offer a suitable solution for missing teeth, folks who choose this option are usually all-too-familiar with the myriad problems that can come with dentures. They may deal with loose or uncomfortable dentures that slip and slide around when they are trying to eat their favorite meal or give an important presentation.
There is a solution for these common denture issues, and it is found in implant dentures. Dental implants can stabilize your tooth replacement and help you enjoy a lifetime of beautiful smiles. Keep reading to learn 4 big benefits of choosing dental implants to retain your dentures.
#1: Better Health Over the Long Term
Once a tooth has been lost, the jaw bone will begin to deteriorate in the area it is missing from. Over time, this process will increase your risk of losing additional teeth. Dentures alone do not prevent bone loss, as the replacement teeth simply sit on top of the gums. But dental implants, which are placed beneath the gum line and fuse together with the jawbone, do. That means choosing implant dentures can help you keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong.
#2: Improved Facial Appearance
Preventing jawbone deterioration, as described in the previous point, has another benefit – it keeps your face looking healthy and youthful. When you choose dental implants, you won’t have to worry about getting the sunken look that is common with people who have lost teeth.
#3: A More Nutritious Diet
One of the unfortunate realities of non-implant retained dentures is that they almost always demand a modified diet. It is usually not possible to chew a steak or bite into corn on the cob with regular dentures. However, with a sturdy foundation provided by dental implants, patients can feel free to eat as they please – and that usually means a more nutritious diet filled with fresh fruits and vegetables.
#4: Increased Confidence
After learning a little more about the benefits implant dentures offer, you can see that, overall, one of the biggest benefits is that they offer a real confidence boost. When you look younger, feel healthier, and can eat what you want, when you want, your life improves – and that makes dental implants the best investment of all!
If you are currently wearing dentures and are interested in finding out whether or not you are eligible for dental implants, do not hesitate to reach out to your dentist. Many people are excellent candidates.
Meet the Dentist
Dr. Dennis C. Ayer earned his dental degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and opened his private practice the same year. He has been providing top-notch dental care for patients of all ages since 1984, and is especially passionate about helping people take a bite out of life after tooth loss with dental implants. To learn more or to book an appointment, contact the practice by phone at (913) 355-6764.