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Dental Implants Won’t Fix All Denture Problems

Many people are unhappy with their current dentures. And when they’re looking for a solution, they often turn to dental implants.

Dental implants can definitely improve your experience with dentures, but they won’t solve all the problems. It’s important to understand what’s really causing your denture problems so you can find a solution that fixes them.

Dental Implants Won’t Fix All Denture Problems

What Dental Implants Can Fix

Dental implants can fix many common denture problems.

Probably the most common complaint that people look to dental implants to fix is loose dentures. Dental implants are great for this. Whereas traditional dentures just sit on your gums, implant dentures are secured in your jawbone so they won’t move around or fall out so easily.

Dental implants can also help if you’re unhappy with the bite force of your dentures. Because dentures rest on your gums, they can’t bite down very hard. But dental implants are anchored in the bone, so they can give you bite force almost equivalent to natural teeth–if you have implant-supported dentures.

Dental implants can also help if your dentures keep losing fit. Part of the reason for this is that your jawbone is being removed by your body, which perceives the structures that supported teeth are no longer necessary. Dental implants provide stimulation to your jawbone, and your body will then retain the bone, which stabilizes the fit.

What Dental Implants Won’t Fix

However, dental implants won’t fix all the problems, and many common complaints just won’t improve.

For example, if your dentures make you look old, dental implants won’t necessarily help. The problem with a collapsed profile and sunken lips and cheeks is related to the design of the denture, not how it’s supported. A dentist that designed dentures which leave you with these appearance problems may still design similar ill-fitting dentures for your dental implants–they’ll just be more secure.

If you experience multiple broken dentures, dental implants might make this worse. Dental implants can improve your bite force, but it won’t necessarily balance it. And imbalanced bite forces aren’t just a threat to the denture, they can lead to dental implant failure, too.

Plus, imbalanced bite might be a major problem that contributes to TMJ-related symptoms, such as headaches, neck pain, and ear pain.

FOY ® Dentures and Dental Implants: The Perfect Fix

If you are really looking to resolve all the problems you experience with traditional dentures, a combination approach is best. Dental implants can fix some of the problems, but for a truly optimal denture experience, you can combine FOY ® Dentures and dental implants.

FOY ® Dentures are designed to address problems of fit, appearance, and bite that dental implants alone can’t fix.

If you would like to learn more about getting the best experience from your dentures, please contact a local FOY ® Dentures dentist today.

About the Author:

This post was written by Rod Strickland. Dr. Strickland is a dentist in Savannah, GA. He is the inventor of the Denture Fountain of Youth® technique.