Denture Supported by Implants
If you no longer have any of your teeth, dental implants are often the best solution, allowing you to have implant supported dentures that look and feel just like natural teeth.
When some or all of your teeth are missing, the bone in the jaw begins to deteriorate in a process known as bone resorption. This is why long-term denture wearers with all or many teeth missing have a sunken, drawn appearance as the bone has slowly disintegrated. However, by placing dental implants into an edentulous (without teeth) jaw, this will help the bone to regenerate while oseointegration takes effect. This keeps the bone tissue healthy and strong.
Along with a healthier, more natural looking jawbone, implant supported dentures will look more lifelike and stay more retentive (secure) than conventional dentures. Implant supported dentures will look and feel just like normal teeth, allowing you to bite, chew and talk as if the teeth were your own. Most importantly, this improved function will make eating possible, allowing you to enjoy a varied diet and benefit from increased nutrition.
With implant supported removable dentures, you can care for your teeth more easily than with a fixed bridge, as you can remove the device and thoroughly clean it – and your abutment in your mouth.