If you have been told that you need dentures, it is essential to consider the affordable options made available to you in Tucson, Arizona. One option that is soaring in popularity is an implant-supported denture offered by Drs. William Taylor and Jeff Martin, and the team at Martin Taylor Dentistry. Implant-supported dentures for the whole mouth utilize previously inserted dental implants for a strong, durable, and comfortable option.
The Popularity of Implant-Supported Dentures
Many who have to get dentures may think they have to get ones held in place by dental adhesive as their grandfather did, but a closer look at options reveals a prevalent form of denture–one that is implant-supported. The rising popularity of implant-supported dentures lies in the many advantages to the wearer. Let us look at some of these advantages now.
A Secure Fit
A primary reason dental patients choose implant-supported dentures is that they remain secure and in place without the use of goopy adhesives. Anybody who has ever chosen to wear non-implant-supported dentures knows that adhesives provide mixed results, and what results are dentures that slip and slide around the mouth or even fall out. When choosing an implant-supported denture, you never need to worry about it slipping or shifting in the mouth. This is beneficial to patients who want to perform basic daily tasks, such as eating and talking, without having to worry about their dentures. Simply attach the denture to the implants for a secure and stable fit and go about your day without issue!
When you opt for implant-supported dentures, you never need to worry about sore spots or irritation occurring due to dentures that slip around in the mouth or do not fit exactly as they should. Because implant-supported dentures are attached to dental implants, they are held securely in place, so you never need to worry about irritation or discomfort. This is a massive advantage over traditional dentures, whose wearers often report experiencing discomfort or even pain from wearing their dentures.
Promote Good Jawbone Health
When you lose teeth, your jawbone’s integrity is at risk. The root of a tooth plays a significant role in the health of your jawbone, providing necessary stimulation that, when lost, will result in your jawbone breaking down and being reabsorbed by your body. For those who choose traditional non-implant-supported dentures to replace missing teeth, this necessary stimulation is not replaced. Traditional dentures rest on top of your gums and will not benefit the health of your jaw. However, if you choose implant-supported dentures, the stimulation lost due to missing teeth is replaced.
When you get a dental implant, it is surgically implanted into the jawbone where, through a process called osseointegration, it will fuse to the jawbone. When this fusion occurs, the implant effectively replaces the missing root and provides the stimulation necessary for your jawbone to remain healthy. Your implant-supported denture is then attached to the implant, resulting in a dental restoration that also supports excellent jawbone health.
No Adhesive Required
Because surgically inserted implants support them, implant-supported dentures require no form of dental adhesive to hold the denture securely in place. You will not have to undergo that transition period where you must learn how much adhesive is needed for a firm grip, which can take some time as you try different options and methods. While denture adhesive is not particularly expensive, the cost can still add up over time as you go through tube after tube of the stuff. So, add cost-effectiveness to the list of benefits offered by implant-supported dentures. There is also a health aspect to this, as some dental adhesives can have questionable ingredients, which you will not need to worry about since you will not need to use them when choosing implant-supported dentures.
Schedule an Appointment with Drs. William Taylor and Jeff Martin Today!
If you are ready to learn more about how full-mouth dental implants can be utilized for the placement of implant-supported dentures, please contact Martin Taylor Dentistry today. To schedule an appointment with Drs. William Taylor and Jeff Martin, please call (520) 600-6925.
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