Are you fed up with unreliable denture adhesive? Disgusted by its unpleasant taste and the mess it can leave behind? You may want to consider implant dentures as a more stable and convenient alternative.
Implant dentures use a number of dental implants to secure an appliance rather than denture adhesive. These dental implants actually become fixtures in the patient’s jaw after they are placed by an implant dentist. This phenomenon occurs because the dental implants are made of titanium, and the surrounding bone in the jaw is capable of forming a strong bond with that metal.
Dental implants function similarly to the roots of biological teeth, so implant dentures have a number of benefits over conventional dentures that use denture adhesive. Of course, dental implants help to anchor a denture in place, reducing the risk of an untimely slip-up, which can occur with denture adhesive. Additionally, dental implants can withstand stronger chewing forces so patients who opt for this treatment can eat a wider variety of foods. These dentures also feel more comfortable because they are structurally complete. And of course, you don’t have to tolerate the unpleasant taste of denture adhesive when you choose dental implants.
In order to benefit from dental implants, patients must have enough bone tissue at the implant site to support osseointegration. At your consultation, your implant dentist will evaluate the quality and quantity of your bone tissue to make sure that osseointegration is likely to be successful in your case. If you have worn conventional dentures for a long period of time, bone loss may be an issue. However, that doesn’t necessarily rule out this treatment. Your implant dentist may be able to use certain techniques to maximize available bone or proceed with implant placement following a bone graft.
If you want to free yourself from annoying denture adhesives, schedule a consultation at the office of Dr. Buchanan to learn more about dental implants and whether this might be a suitable treatment solution for you.