At Wildflower Dental in Sun City, AZ, we offer dental implants and implant-supported dentures as a viable alternative to traditional dentures. But what’s wrong with traditional dentures?
Well, nothing, really. They’ve been the primary way in which patients replace missing teeth for decades. But with the advent of dental implants, there are a few advantages to newer procedures.
Our team has put together a list of these advantages, as well as a short explanation of how each one can greatly improve your life!
- More Stability: Though traditional dentures are pretty tightly glued in place, they’re still only held there by adhesives. While this is fine for many, implant-supported dentures snap on to a titanium dental implant. Due to this, they are more stable when chewing. You will encounter less slippage if you go for implants.
- Healthier Tooth Structure: While traditional dentures do a fine job of replacing missing teeth, they do little for the bone and jaw structure. When this starts to atrophy, you will notice sagging facial features. In order to help avoid this, dental implants are anchored to the jaw, providing a much-needed scaffolding of structural support for your smile and facial features.
- Full Chewing Capacity: Eating with traditional dentures can be a dicey proposition. On the one hand, depending on your remaining tooth structure, it might work just fine. But, on the other, you risk dislodging the adhered implants through sheer force. With implant-supported dentures, you can choose to eat whatever you want with confidence.
- A Lack of Messy Residue: With adhesives inevitably comes stickiness. If you want to get rid of sticky, messy adhesive residue, your best bet are dental implants. Since they are anchored directly to your jaw, no adhesive is necessary. Simply pop your snap-in dentures in place and you’re ready to tackle the day!
It is worth noting the one drawback to implants; the procedure to insert them is a surgical one. Though minor, it requires installing the metal post of the implant directly into the jaw. Due to this, the procedure for implant-supported dentures takes longer than that of traditional dentures. However, the results are more structurally sound!
At Wildflower Dental in Sun City, AZ, we offer dental implants, implant-supported dentures, and other restorative dentistry options. Patients from Peoria, Surprise, and Sun City West also visit us for general and cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!