If your dentures are driving you nuts, getting dental implants could put an end to your frustrations and give you a beautiful, trouble-free smile.
Oral surgeons often use dental implants to replace a single tooth, but implants can also support both partial and complete dentures.
What’s so great about dental implants that you don’t get with ordinary dentures?
No. 1: Comfort
Dentures simply aren’t very comfortable. Often, they just don’t feel right sitting in the mouth, no matter how many times they’re adjusted or relined.
Dental implants, on the other hand, feel completely natural. Go with implant-supported dentures, and you’ll have a gorgeous set of teeth that feels as if they grew there.
No. 2: Security
How many times have your artificial teeth threatened to slip out of your mouth? Quite a few, if you’re anything like the average denture-wearer.
With implant-supported dentures, slippage is never a concern. As the artificial teeth are fused to the jawbone so they can’t fall out, your smile will sit securely in the mouth where it belongs.
No. 3: Confidence
Do your artificial teeth make clicking noises when you talk or eat? These sounds can be embarrassing, eroding your self-confidence and maybe even causing you to miss out on spending time with friends and family.
Implant-supported dentures don’t make any embarrassing sounds. Just as with natural teeth, you’ll only hear a noise if you’re eating crunchy foods.
No. 4: Satisfaction
Speaking of eating, many foods are off-limits if you have dentures. You must avoid sticky foods, tough meats and even popcorn, as they can get stuck in your dentures or cause damage.
Replace your dentures with dental implants, and you won’t have to limit your diet. Once you’ve healed, you can eat anything and everything you like.
No. 5: Bone Preservation
Years of wearing dentures can make your face look sunken. This is because teeth aren’t rooted in the jawbone, so bone loss is inevitable.
Implant-supported dentures have titanium screws that act as replacement tooth roots. The screws stimulate tissue growth, preserving jawbone strength and appearance.
No. 6: Longevity
Dentures need to be adjusted periodically, and most patients need to replace their artificial teeth every dozen years or so. So they aren’t exactly long-lasting.
In contrast, dental implants almost never need to be replaced — very few ever fail. With proper care, they can last a lifetime.
No. 7: Cost
Traditional dentures are cheaper than implant-supported artificial teeth — but you get what you pay for. They require ongoing care, so your costs will add up over time.
When you consider their longevity, implants are a cost-effective option. For many patients, going with implant-supported dentures is less expensive in the long run.
Are you ready to ditch the dentures for dental implants? The expert team at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah, serving the greater Salt Lake City area, specializes in tooth restoration. Our oral surgeons have extensive experience with implant surgery and related oral surgery procedures.
With three convenient northern Utah office locations in Cottonwood Heights, South Jordan, and Tooele, getting implant-supported dentures from the professionals at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah couldn’t be easier. When you’re ready to learn more about replacing your dentures with dental implants, contact us to schedule a consultation.