Benefits of Implant Dentures
Dental implants mean your teeth don’t just rest on your gums, they’re attached to your jawbone, similar to natural teeth. This means that implant dentures:
- Don’t click, slip, or fall out
- Give you more biting and chewing force
- Let you bite and chew normally
- Stimulate jawbone and gums
- Minimize or eliminate pinch points and sore spots on gums
- Can be removable or permanently attached
The secure attachment between your dentures and jawbone with dental implants means your dentures are secure. This also translates force directly from the bone to the denture, which lets you bite and chew with greater force–and you don’t have to learn to chew differently as with traditional dentures.
Your jawbone also benefits from the attachment. Stimulation from the dental implants encourages your body not to remove the bone. Plus, implant dentures reduce or eliminate the pinch points that lead to faster jawbone loss.
Perhaps best of all: with proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. You might have to replace your dentures, but the implants can stay functional and in place for decades.
How Implant Dentures Work
Implant dentures are supported by dental implants in the jawbone. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots. Usually made of titanium, the dental implants incorporate into your bone—they become an essential part of your jawbone as the bone grows around and attaches to the implant. Once incorporated into the bone, the implants become nearly permanent.
The dental implants serve as an attachment for the dentures. You and your dentist can decide if it’s best for these dentures to be removable or affixed.
Removable Implant Dentures
Implant dentures can attach to dental implants in ways that you can remove them if you want. The implant dentures might attach to a metal bar or use ball-shaped fixtures to attach to your dental implants. These implant dentures might need fewer implants, but they might also partly rest on your gums.
You should take out these dentures for cleaning like other removable dentures.
Affixed Implant Dentures
If you want and your dentist thinks you’re a good candidate, you can have your implant dentures affixed to your dental implants so you can’t remove them. They are fully supported by your dental implants and are only taken out periodically by your dentist for service and cleaning.
FOY® Dentures Make Great Implant Dentures
Dental implants always improve the function and security of dentures. However, many of the benefits of FOY® Dentures can still make a difference as implant dentures.
One thing FOY® Dentures do is to create a harmonious interaction between your joints, muscles, and teeth. Traditional dentures often come out of place because the fit doesn’t achieve this harmonious relationship. However, if implant dentures don’t create a balanced relationship, they can’t slide out of place. Because they’re fixed in place, the imbalance can lead to functional problems. Sometimes this is sore jaw muscles, sore neck, or headaches. Other times, it leads to dental implant problems.
The rejuvenating power of FOY® Dentures is still important with implant dentures. Implant dentures that don’t fully replace your lost teeth and bone will still make your face sag, leading to folds, wrinkles, jowls, and more. But with FOY® Dentures on dental implants, you not only look younger, but you can also enjoy the rejuvenating effect for longer. Implants help preserve your jawbone, so the results last longer.
To learn more about FOY® Dentures and implant dentures, please contact a local FOY® Dentures dentist today.