- November 12, 2015
How long have you been wearing your dentures? If you’re like other denture wearers the answer is probably “too long!” While dentures can definitely make you feel better about yourself, help you eat, and make spending time with friends and loved ones more enjoyable they can also be a hassle!
At Shorewood Family Dental Care we craft expertly fit dentures but we also know that a lot of patients want a better solution. That’s where implant supported dentures come in, where fixing dentures has become a reality! We can modify your dentures and help them stay perfectly in place for the whole day!
What Are Implant Supported Dentures?
To understand implant supported dentures you need to know what a dental implant is: a titanium screw that is placed in your jaw. Implants are the same size as the roots of your natural teeth and form an incredibly strong bond with them. You’ll be amazed at how solid your dental implants feel after just a few months of healing!
When we create an implant supported denture system for you we’ll place four implants per arch. Once you’ve finished healing we’ll restore the implant with one of two systems: either a bar that connects all the implants or metal balls that top each one. We’ll then modify your dentures with either clasps to fit onto the bar or sockets to hold the metal balls.
When you wake up in the morning you’ll simply snap your dentures into place and be ready to face the day with teeth that are comfortable, reliable, and not at risk for falling out!
Implant Supported Denture Advantages
There are a number of reasons why implant supported dentures are an ideal upgrade from your current standard dentures. We’re sure you can imagine quite a few easily!
A Better Diet
Good food is a key to healthy living, and without it you’ll quickly find yourself feeling ill, weak, and unhappy. Dentures severely limit your diet due to how hard it is to chew certain foods but implant support will make that a thing of the past!
Implant supported dentures will allow you to eat all but the hardest and stickiest foods. You’ll be able to eat your favorite meals again without any problems at all! Imagine being able to sit down with friends and family and finally eat without fear of embarrassment!
A Better Look
Have you ever said to yourself, “I hate my dentures“? Or perhaps, you’ve ever been worried about people noticing your dentures? You aren’t alone – that’s for sure! Dentures can be noticeable if they shift a lot, slip, or move when you speak: yet another set of problems that implant support eliminates!
By holding your dentures firmly in place your implants will bring a new level of realism to your look. You’ll be able to smile and speak without ever having to worry about your teeth looking fake.
You’ve probably experienced irritated gums at some point in your denture-wearing years. Gum irritation is caused by all the force exerted on your gums – when you chew all that pressure has to go somewhere!
Implant supported dentures won’t cause that level of irritation because the implants are bearing all the weight. You won’t feel any discomfort when eating because all the forces of chewing are distributed just like they would be on your natural teeth – straight into the bone!
Think about all the unhappiness you have with your dentures right now. Now imagine eliminating it completely with just one procedure. With just a few dental implants you can be living comfortably, more happily, and with a beautiful set of teeth that stay put all day long. No more creams. No more pastes. Just a great smile that you can feel good about showing to the world.
Don’t wait around hoping that you start feeling better about your dentures. We can make it happen without the wishing or waiting! Call Shorewood Family Dental Care to discuss your implant supported denture options!
You can reach us at 815-725-5991 or you can request an appointment by filling out our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!