Implant-Supported Dentures: What You Need To Know

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Today, we’re tackling the topic of implant-supported dentures, which utilize the advantages of both dentures and implants. 

Dental assistance is an important development for aging individuals—and anyone who has encountered problems with their teeth at any point in their lifetime. Having functional, beautiful teeth can significantly change your life, enjoyment, and self-worth. It’s important to understand the options which are available to you, depending on your unique circumstances, so that you can make an informed decision about your oral health. 

Dentures

Dentures can be a huge blessing in the lives of those lacking teeth. The more teeth you’re missing, the more likely you are to need dentures. Dentures are also more affordable than implants or partial replacements. Unfortunately, dentures are not perfect. There are drawbacks to having dentures, including: 

  • Shifting prosthetics and the potential for coming loose or falling out
  • Mouth sores
  • The need to use adhesives
  • Difficulty eating and talking
  • Removal and soaking each night
  • May cause bone density issues
  • May cause natural teeth to shift

For these reasons, people may want to weigh their options for oral assistance. Some dental patients may not have other options, but you should carefully consult with your dentist or oral surgeon when discussing denture options. 

Implants

Implants are surgical additions into your jaw tissue, allowing posts to permanently hold false teeth in place and manage your bite and mouth shape. Titanium posts are implanted in your jaw, allowing the bone to adhere to the posts over a few months. Implants allow for natural biting movements and you can eat all of your favorite foods. Other benefits of implants include:

  • Permanence
  • Supports jawbone health & strength
  • Mimics natural bite
  • Maintains mouth shape 
  • Care is easy and the same as natural teeth

Implants are pricey, and a full mouth of implants might take more time, money, and healing than you can stomach. Instead, we recommend utilizing the developments of both options to create the perfect solution for you. 

Implant-Supported Dentures

You can use both implants and dentures to get the teeth you need for the future you want. We start with strategically placed implants. These titanium posts will need several months to completely fuse with your jawbone. Then dentures will be designed and attached to the posts, which will allow you the security of jaw movement and pressure with the affordability and flexibility of dentures. 

Implant-supported dentures protect your jaw tissue and provide you the maximum biting strength and normal motion. But you won’t have to pay for or manage the pain and recovery of a full mouth of implants. 

Solutions for You at Mark’s Dentures

If you’re missing teeth or are unhappy with your dental situation, Mark’s Dentures can craft a solution that will work best for your mouth and lifestyle. When you’re ready to explore your options, we can provide an informative consultation to cover all of your concerns and needs. Contact us as soon as you’re ready for our expert help. We’re located in Holladay, Utah, and serve all of Salt Lake County, as far north as Wyoming!