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3 Huge Problems with Normal Dentures That Implant-Retained Dentures Fix

January 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — rosenfeld @ 9:05 am
man smiling with implant-retained dentures

Since losing most or all of your teeth, you’ve grown accustomed to your dentures. You’re used to removing them and soaking them at night. You figuratively bite the bullet and soften your food so it’s easier to eat. You may even use adhesive to keep them in position.

Over time, you may have just accepted the annoyances of dentures as unavoidable. But that’s far from the truth! Dentures that are attached to implants address basically every negative that comes along with traditional dentures. Read on to learn about their pitfalls and how implant-retained dentures can make all the difference for your smile!

Slippage

Although the suction technology and materials used to create dentures has improved in recent decades, the fact remains that these prosthetics can easily slip out of place when you chew or talk. This can create some embarrassing moments; in fact, it may even get to the point where you don’t want to eat, speak, or smile in front of others.

How implants fix the problem:

Dental implants don’t just sit on top of the gums—they are securely integrated with the jawbone for a solid foundation. As a result, you can be sure that they’ll stay in place, giving you confidence in professional and social situations.

Weak Biting Power

In terms of eating, wearing dentures is an obvious step up from having no teeth at all. However, a common complaint of denture wearers is that they aren’t able to have a truly nutritious diet of fruits and vegetables that require a lot of chewing. Potentially because of this lack of healthy foods, studies show that those who have dentures tend to live an average of 10 years fewer than those who don’t have dentures.

How implants fix the problem:

Unlike traditional dentures, implant-retained dentures restore most of your biting force—up to 70 percent! This added strength gives you the ability to enjoy basically any food you like, especially those providing the proper nourishment for your body.

Shrinking Jawbone

Even if you replace your lost teeth with traditional dentures, you’re still missing an essential part: the roots. Without roots to keep it stimulated, the jawbone quickly loses density and changes shape. That’s why so many denture wearers look more sunken over time. Normal dentures do nothing to prevent this older appearance.

How implants fix the problem:

Before the dentures are attached, dental implants are inserted into the jawbone, promoting growth and continued strength. As a result, your facial structure can stay the same, even as you age!

Ultimately, implant-retained dentures can completely change your life. Your prosthetic teeth don’t have to be a hinderance. From living a healthy lifestyle to feeling better about yourself, the benefits of implants can help you regain what you’ve lost—a confident, strong smile.

About the Practice

East Islip Dental Care is proud to have seven dental providers on staff to serve families in the area. Each with unique backgrounds and qualifications, they all share a passion for helping you achieve your best smile. Instead of referring you to specialists for implant placement, we are able to handle every step in-house, saving you time and effort. If you have questions about dental implants, you can contact us by calling 631-581-8600 or clicking here.

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