How Do Dental Implants Help if I Have Dentures?

Dental implants provide a more comfortable and natural-looking way to chew your food and give your mouth a glowing and beautiful smile without any gaps. Dental implants can also take years off of your appearance and generally improve your overall health by allowing you to eat a balanced diet of many foods that are hard to eat with traditional dentures.

Dental implants have a great advantage over dentures or bridges because they are permanent and don’t move or shift inside the mouth. The most important feature of dental implants is the level of comfort they provide. Dental implants mean no more sore gums, bone shrinkage, avoidance of certain foods, or cleaning of dentures or a bridge.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures need to be removed for daily cleaning. The use of partial dentures is sometimes described by patients as not very comfortable to wear. Partial dentures can also slip, causing distortion of a person’s speech and make eating more difficult. Worse, they can sometimes fall out in the presence of other people, causing embarrassment for the denture wearer.

Partial dentures may be a cheaper alternative to dental implants, but they don’t offer nearly as much satisfaction of performance or comfort. Plus, dental implants are the most natural-looking tooth replacement available today.

Partial dentures may be a cheaper alternative to dental implants, but they don’t offer nearly as much satisfaction of performance or comfort. Plus, dental implants are the most natural-looking tooth replacement available today.

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures replace the whole top or bottom rows of teeth and rely on suction to remain in place. However, like the partial denture, they can slip when chewing or speaking and aren’t very comfortable. This type of denture can also cause an odd clicking sound when the denture wearer speaks that can adversely affect the person’s level of confidence. Complete dentures require a daily cleaning just like partial dentures.

Dental Bridges Also Don’t Measure Up to Dental Implants

One of the major drawbacks to dental bridges supported by other teeth is they commonly fail after a period, usually after five years. Bridges also make it difficult to floss the remaining teeth properly, and this speeds up decay which contributes to the failure of the dental bridge. Without proper flossing, the harmful plaque is allowed to remain on the teeth and causes damage. Over time the strength of the bridge may also weaken, making it susceptible to breakage.

Contact Us for More Information

If you are looking for a dentist that offers a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, we can help. At Trailhead Dental, we take all the time required to answer our patient’s questions as honestly as possible and explain all available options. We want our patients to make well-informed choices they are comfortable with for years to come.

Dr. Bryan Limmer at Trailhead Dental is an expert on the latest dental innovations and is always searching for ways to improve his patient’s dental experience. He understands how important it is to the body’s overall health to maintain dental health. If you need assistance with any type of dental disease, repairing damaged teeth, replacing missing teeth or any other kind of dental therapy, Dr. Limmer and his friendly staff will be happy to help you. Contact us at 720-242-6803 to schedule an appointment.