Implant Denture Benefits
Implant dentures are becoming a popular alternative to traditional dentures because they offer so many benefits. With implant dentures, you’ll enjoy:
- Dentures that don’t slip, fall out or click
- Improved biting and chewing force
- The ability to bite and chew normally
- Preservation of jawbone and gums
- Slower aging
- More comfortable dentures
- The ability to choose between fixed or removable dentures
Traditional dentures just sit on your gums, held in place by suction. This makes them likely to slide around in the mouth. The dentures can slip out of place when you’re talking, making them click or cause them to fall out entirely. Sitting on your gums reduces the amount of force your dentures can provide. Dental implants secure your dentures and can pass force to your jawbone so you can have a stronger bite.
Part of the reason people look older with dentures is that once your teeth are gone, your body starts to remove jawbone with little purpose. Implants stimulate your jawbone, so your body preserves it. Since the loss of bone contributes to facial aging, this can help you look younger longer, especially with FOY® Dentures.
Dental implants prevent dentures from putting too much pressure on your gums, and when they’re not sliding around, they don’t rub or pinch your gums. This makes implant dentures more comfortable.
With implant dentures, you can choose whether you want them to be removable or fixed so only your dentist can remove them.
How Implant Dentures Work
Implant dentures attach to dental implants in the jawbone. Dental implants work like artificial tooth roots. Once placed in your jaw, the body grows bone around the implant. Bone even attaches to the implant, so it’s part of your jawbone. This makes them essentially permanent. More than 90% of dental implants last at least 20 years and some implants last over 50 years with proper care.
Implant dentures can attach to and work with dental implants in several ways:
- Removable implant dentures
- Fixed implant dentures
- Implant-retained dentures
- Implant-supported dentures
Your denture dentist can help you decide which type of dentures is best for you.
Removable Implant Dentures
Removable implant dentures attach to dental implants so you can put them in and take them out yourself. Several attachments exist that provide different balances of ease of removal and denture stability.
Fixed Implant Dentures
Your implant dentist attaches fixed implant dentures, and you can’t remove them on your own. These can maximize support from implants and bite strength, but they are harder to maintain.
Implant-retained dentures mostly use dental implants to hold them in place. Most of the force of biting and chewing still rests on the gums. These use fewer dental implants, so they are less expensive, but they don’t maximize the benefits of dental implants.
Implant-supported dentures use dental implants to stay in place and direct most biting and chewing force directly into the jawbone rather than on the gums. These require more dental implants, but they maximize the benefits of implant dentures.
FOY® Dentures Make Great Implant Dentures
Not all implant dentures are created equal. Your choice of implant denture can make a big difference to your experience. FOY® Dentures offer many benefits for implant denture wearers.
First, your FOY® Dentures dentist fits them, so they create a harmonious relationship between your joints, muscles, and teeth. In many cases, traditional dentures come out of place because they don’t fit properly with the way your jaw moves. Implant dentures resist coming out of place. This doesn’t mean they fit better; it just moves the problems of poor fit to other complications. Poorly fitting implant dentures might break early or cause sore jaw muscles, neck pain, or headaches. Other times, they lead to implant problems.
The better fit helps FOY® Dentures rejuvenate your appearance. They reduce sunken cheeks, thin lips, jowls, wrinkles, and more. This works synergistically with dental implants to help you look younger longer.
Choose a Denture Dentist for Your Implant Dentures
If you are looking for the best implant dentures, you should talk to a FOY® Dentures dentist. They can help you decide what type of dentures are best for you. Please contact a local FOY® Dentures dentist today to schedule an appointment.