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5 Major Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

5 Major Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are types of overdentures that are supported and attached to implants. They are normally made for lower jaw as the normal denture is more unstable over there. Implant-supported dentures are similar to normal dentures in certain aspects- you have to remove them on a daily basis for cleaning the dentures and gum area and you should remove them before sleep.

Types of Implant Dentures
Implant-supported dentures are of two types – bar-retained and ball-retained. Both dentures have acrylic bases that give the impression of gums. Porcelain or acrylic teeth which look more natural are attached to the base.

The Implant Process
The implants are usually placed in the frontal jawbone of your mouth as there is more bone in the front of the jaw compared to the back. The time frame for the completion of the implant procedure depends on various factors. The shortest time frame to complete the implant in lower jaw is 5 months and 7 months for upper jaw which is inclusive of surgery and the placement of denture. It may take a year or so if you need more tooth grafting or some other procedures.

Benefits of Implant Dentures
Here are 5 major benefits of implant-supported dentures:

  1. Look Natural
    Implant-supported dentures look natural as they are fused to the jawbone. These dentures look, feel, and function almost like your natural teeth.

  2. Enhance Self Confidence
    You feel happier to flaunt your lovely smile and socialize comfortably. It looks very natural and makes you confident enough to carry out your daily tasks with ease.

  3. Sore Spots Disappear
    The normal dentures face issues such as sore spots. The best part of an implant-supported denture is that sore spot issue simply disappears as the denture is resting on the implant not on the gum tissue.

  4. Bone Growth Stimulation
    Your natural tooth preserves the jaw bone. Loss of tooth means loss of bone which ultimately leads to continuous bone loss. The titanium present in the implant-supported denture encourages the growth of bone cells.

  5. Better Chewing Ability
    With normal dentures, people are taught how to chew under the supervision of a dental surgeon. But implant-supported dentures are much better than conventional dentures in many ways. You can carry on chewing activities like you would do with normal teeth.

All these benefits of implant-supported dentures prove that they are better than normal dentures.