Benefits of Implant Dentures
Implant-supported dentures are more like your natural teeth and offer many benefits, including:
- Never slip, click, or fall out
- Allow you to chew with more force
- Don’t pinch gums, causing sore spots
- Support jawbone and gums
- Dental implants can last a lifetime
- Can be removable or permanently attached
The improved function of implant-supported dentures allows people to enjoy a higher quality of life for the rest of their life. Dental implants preserve the bone in the upper and lower jaw that your body otherwise begins to remove once your teeth are removed. Bone loss makes a significant contribution to the appearance of a sunken face around the mouth. Preserving the bone helps you look younger for longer.
How Implant Dentures Work
The foundation of dental implant dentures is the implants themselves. These are artificial tooth roots that are made of titanium. Titanium is a very biocompatible metal, and the body incorporates it into the bone. This means that the implants are permanently affixed in the jawbone, making them very similar to your natural tooth root.
You can decide whether you want your implant dentures to be removable or affixed.
Removable Implant Dentures
Removable implant dentures typically use fewer dental implants, though for most purposes they’re just as functional as fully affixed dentures. These dentures will fit over a metal bar in your mouth or affix to ball-shaped attachments. These dentures should be removed and cleaned the same way as other removable dentures. Removable dentures may also partly rest on your gums.
Affixed Implant Dentures
Another option is having your implant dentures completely affixed to the dental implants. These dentures don’t have to be removed and cleaned, and they are fully supported by the dental implants so they don’t put any pressure on your gums.
FOY™ Dentures Make Great Implant Dentures
You might be told that because dental implants are holding them in place, the quality of the dentures themselves doesn’t make any difference, but that’s not true. Many of the benefits of FOY™ Dentures are just as important if you have implant dentures.
FOY™ Dentures are designed to create a harmonious interaction between your joints, your muscles, and your replacement teeth. This is even more important with implant dentures because they have less flexibility built into them. With the implant dentures secured in the jaw, tension in the muscles from a poor denture fit has to be transferred directly to the bone or to the jaw joint. If it’s transferred to the bone, it can contribute to implant failure. On the other hand, if it’s transferred to the joint, it can lead to joint dysfunction.
And, of course, the rejuvenating power of FOY™ Dentures is even better with implant dentures. Implant dentures allow us to create the precise ratio that restores your youthful face proportion, and because they preserve the jawbone, that proportion is preserved for longer, ensuring your rejuvenation effects last for longer.
If you are interested in quality implant dentures, please contact a local FOY™ Dentures dentist today.