Does it matter whether missing teeth are replaced with a set of traditional dentures, or with implant-supported dentures from Wildflower Dental in Sun City? Consider this: implant-supported dentures are so lifelike, they’re as close as anyone can come to getting back their natural teeth.
Traditional dentures are made to rest on top of the gums, where they are held in place with a special adhesive. Because of this positioning there can be a lot of rubbing, which many people find uncomfortable. They also tend to move around, especially in the lower jaw. Adhesives can only do so much to keep them in place as you chew and speak.
Perhaps more important, the jaw bone tends to shrink over the years. That’s because there are no tooth roots to stimulate it. That shrinking is what accounts of the sunken features often seen in people with traditional dentures.
Implant-supported dentures do away with all that. They are held in place with multiple dental implants, usually four. Since they are inserted directly into the jaw, they stimulate the bone and keep it healthy.
Implants fuse with the bone. They are typically made of titanium, which unusually well-suited to fusing. Once it has, there is a solid support for the dentures.
Implant supported dentures do not slip the way traditional dentures can. There are no sore spots from rubbing against the gums. Best of all they are so secure you never worry about slipping, and can eat just about anything you like.