Dentures are the ideal treatment option for patients that are missing most or all of their teeth. When it comes to the manner in which dentures are anchored within the mouth, implant-supported techniques are superior to traditional methods that relied on suction and dental adhesives. Indeed, if you currently wear traditional, removable dentures, you may be interested in finding out if implant-supported dentures are a better option for you. At Texas Denture Clinic, Dr. Clark Damon can perform a thorough exam to determine if you are a good candidate for implant-supported dentures. Contact our Fort Worth, TX practice today to schedule your consultation with us, and read on to learn about five signs that may indicate that implant-supported dentures are right for you.
1. You Don’t Wear Your Current Set of Dentures
Many patients do not wear their dentures because they are too uncomfortable and do not fit well. High quality, traditional dentures fit better than the dentures of the past, but patients that have lower quality products often have to deal with discomfort when wearing their dentures. This, paired with dentures that shift and move in the mouth, can be irritating, causing patients to not wear their dentures at all.
2. Your Dentures Are Loose and Unstable
While we can craft traditional custom dentures that offer a comfortable fit, these prostheses can’t compare to the stability of implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures are held in place by dental implants that are surgically placed within the jawbone. As the bone, ligaments, and gum tissues heal around the implants, they become as secure as your natural tooth roots, offering an unparalleled level of stability.
3. You Are Missing One or Both Arches of Teeth
If you are missing one or both arches of teeth, dentures are the recommended treatment option. Whether you have worn dentures in the past, or have recently lost your teeth, implant-supported dentures offer increased comfort and stability, in addition to a range of other benefits. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures will encourage jawbone regeneration, helping you to retain or regain your facial structure.
4. You Want to Enjoy All Types of Food
If you miss being able to eat the foods you enjoy, implant-supported dentures can restore your ability to bite and chew even the toughest of foods. With traditional dentures, it can be difficult to eat steak, corn on the cob, apples, popcorn, and sticky candy. This is no longer a problem for patients with implant-supported dentures because the dental implants anchor the dentures in place.
5. You Want to Feel Proud of Your Smile
If you have lived with missing teeth and ill-fitting dentures for several years, you may go to great lengths to hide your smile when laughing or talking. At our practice, we provide patients with high quality dentures made of the finest and most durable materials. We will design your dentures to complement your surrounding features so you can feel proud to show off your smile.
To find out if you are a good candidate for implant-supported dentures, contact Texas Denture Clinic today.