Those who wear dentures to replace all their missing teeth know the struggles that can be associated with this removable option, including instability, discomfort, and a weak bite. At the Periodontal Centers of Rochester, we believe in the many benefits of dental implants and offer denture-wearing patients the option of implant supported dentures. Through the use of dental implants, you will be able to secure your denture to provide improved stability, a stronger bite, and more comfort to your everyday life.
An affordable solution to complete tooth loss, dentures look attractive within your smile and allow you to eat more types of foods. They rest on your gums and are held in place through adhesives, pastes or simple suction. Over time, your jaw bone will begin to recede from lack of stimulation , causing the denture to become ill-fitting and loose. Patients will need to adjust their denture or receive a new one for a proper fit.
A traditional denture can be retrofitted to “snap” onto two to four dental implants placed within your jaw bone. These implants securely hold the denture in place, giving you improved stability and a stronger bite to eat more foods. The implants also stimulate the jaw bone to prevent deterioration, meaning one set of implant supported dentures can last you the rest of your life with proper care.
During a consultation with our team, we will evaluate your mouth and come up with a cost/benefit analysis to help you discover what option is best to restore your smile within your budget. If you choose dental implants, we have a team of board-certified periodontists capable of fitting you with implant supported dentures so you can enjoy an improved quality of life. Patients who have chosen implant supported dentures report many benefits when compared to traditional dentures: