Regular dentures come with several disadvantages. For example, they can cause sore spots on the gum or they slip around and make it difficult to speak or eat. But the biggest disadvantage that dentures bring with them is that they make jawbone gradually weaker.
Implant-supported dentures are anchored directly in the jaw with dental implants.
One can think of a dental implant as a small screw made of titanium metal that is inserted into the jawbone where it integrates and fuses strongly with the bone structure. The dental implants are intended for fixation and offer the denture a secure hold and a high chewing efficiency compared to a simple adhesive denture. The implant works exactly like a natural tooth root and is therefore a particularly safe and efficient solution: no slipping, no pressure points! In addition, the palate of the upper jaw remains free.
Implant-supported dentures can be manufactured either as a removable prosthesis or as a fixed screw-retained denture. Which of the two is best for a patient is determined by the dentist, based on the personal oral requirements of the patient.
Implant-supported dentures look aesthetically better than the traditional dentures. They are a more elegant solution and offer greater comfort and a greatly improved chewing functionality.
Book an appointment with Dr Chetan Mathias to learn how implant-supported dentures can improve the quality of your life.