Dentures have been around for a long time. In fact, there is proof that dentures made from human or animal teeth were used by the Etruscans in northern Italy as early as 700 BC. Of course, the dentures of today look a bit different, thanks to modern technological advances. Despite their improved appearance and custom fit, are traditional dentures still the best option for tooth replacement? If you’re looking for ways to improve your oral health during Men’s Health Month, here are three reasons implant supported dentures may be a good alternative to traditional dentures.
Traditional dentures look more natural today than they did several decades ago, but they can still be distinguished from natural teeth fairly easily. Their implant supported counterparts, on the other hand, are extremely lifelike. They are attached firmly to the gum tissue and jaw bone, which means there are no issues with “floating”. Implant supported dentures provide the wearer with a very natural appearance.
Traditional dentures sit on top of the gums and rely on pastes to stay in place. Certain foods (especially sticky or chewy foods) can loosen dentures from the gums and cause them to click, move around or even fall out while you eat. Implant supported dentures, on the other hand, are secured to the jaw with four implant posts, which means they aren’t going anywhere. You have greater dietary freedom when you wear dentures supported by implants.
Taking dentures out every night for cleaning can be a pain. It can also be embarrassing to leave them in a cup of cleaning solution where others can see them. When you opt for dentures supported by implants, you don’t need to worry about removing them regularly because they are anchored to your jaw. Simply care for them like natural teeth to keep them clean and maintain your oral health.
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In honor of Men’s Health Month, we encourage you to take control of your oral health by ditching your traditional dentures for implant supported dentures. To schedule a consultation and find out how you can replace missing teeth, call Wrightsville Dental in Wilmington, NC today.