If you’re considering complete replacement options for a whole arch of teeth, you have probably heard about the debate between dentures and dental implants. What you might now realize is that there is a third option that brings you the best of both worlds. You get the single-piece fit of dentures, with their durability and ease of use when cleaning and eating. You also get the stability and strength that you expect from implants, and that means there will be more power behind your bite when you eat your favorite foods. It’s called implant supported dentures.
Why Dentures Work Better When Supported
Regular dentures have to be fit to a patient’s gums, but since tooth loss changes your gum tissue over time, the fit on traditional dentures tends to change over a couple years. This will send you back to your dentist in Chandler, AZ, for an adjustment to those dentures or even a totally new set. When you use dentures supported over implants, though, the fit stays the same over time, and the implant anchors actually help conserve tissue by providing the kind of stability your roots from your teeth did.
These dentures are also stronger than normal dentures because the implant anchors are titanium, so they are resilient. That great fit and that extra strength mean they are built to last, too, no matter how active your diet and lifestyle.
Exploring Implant Supported Dentures
If you are looking to preserve your smile while getting the best possible performance out of your dentures, you really need to talk to Dr. Walden about the options available for patients like you. Call today to set a time for a consultation, and make sure to ask about what you’ll need for that first appointment. That way, you’ll be prepared to get all the right advice when you come in to talk to us about your new implant supported dentures.