There are several options to replace missing teeth, but not all are created equal. Traditional dentures are the most common and economical way to replace missing teeth, especially when missing the majority of your natural teeth. However, traditional dentures come with many disadvantages like constant shifting, messy and annoying dental adhesives, falling out while speaking or eating, and can lead to mouth sores. Besides, they are prone to breaking and have to be replaced every 5-7 years.
With so many disadvantages of dentures, it’s not surprising that dental implant options are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth.
Of course, there are several options available with dental implants based on the patient’s needs and budget, but implant-supported dentures are great because they give patients many of the advantages connected with implants while combining the affordability of dentures.
At Scottsdale Dental Solutions we can offer you the best of both worlds, and now is the perfect time to upgrade your dentures with dental implants. But let’s learn a bit more about implant-supported dentures and why you should consider them as an option to replace your dentures.
What Are Implant Supported Dentures?
An implant-supported or snap-on denture is a type of overdenture that replaces several teeth at once, requiring at least two dental implants for support. However, Dr. Sheth may recommend all-on-4 or all-on-6 implants for the best result depending on your unique case.
Attachments are placed underneath the denture that connects or snaps onto the implants. This method secures the denture and makes them very stable, unlike traditional dentures. The patient can still remove the overdenture to clean the denture and the mouth. One of the best things about implant-supported dentures is we can reduce the amount of acrylic in the denture removing the plastic that would otherwise cover the roof of your mouth, allowing you to feel and taste your food much better.
Why Implant Supported Dentures Are Better
Your existing dentures rest on your gums and stay in place with either suction or adhesives. This is not a very secure or reliable way to keep your dentures in place; they slip and move and cause painful sores. As time goes on, your jaw will shrink, causing your dentures not to fit and will require replacement or relining. Because implant supported dentures are surgically implanted into your jawbone, they mimic your tooth roots and provide natural stimulation to the jawbone and stability needed to function more like natural teeth.
With Implant supported dentures, there’s no need to worry if your dentures will fall out when least expected, and they will help increase your confidence to eat the foods you love and keep you from hiding your smile.
- Benefits of Snap-On Overdentures
- No need for annoying adhesives or pastes
- Secured in place for freedom of eating and chewing the foods you love
- More comfortable than dentures
- No slipping or movement while talking and laughing
- Improve your oral and overall health
- Increase your confidence and general wellbeing
Schedule Your Implant Supported Dentures Consultation
You don’t need to live in discomfort or embarrassment from dentures anymore! Talk with Dr. Rajan Sheth a leading dental implant surgeon in our office in Scottsdale, AZ, and learn how implant supported dentures can help you. Contact us today!