Many of our patients have questions about their dentures. How can I not worry about the dentures coming out when I eat? When I talk? Is there a way to guarantee it will stay in?
There is another option that many patients may not realize – dental implants. We have compiled a list of the top five things to know about your dentures and dental implants.
Important Facts About Dentures and Dental Implants
- Implants can help get rid of the need for denture adhesive forever! Wouldn’t it be nice to “snap” your denture into place and have it held securely without worrying about it coming out? Implants are a long-lasting solution, making you much happier with your dentures.
- Conventional dentures put pressure on your gums and bone that cause progressive bone loss over time. The longer you wear a denture, the less bone you may have, which makes wearing the denture even more difficult. In contrast, dental implants preserve bone over time and support dentures making them more stable and easier to wear.
- For the upper part of your mouth, the minimum number of implants to support a denture is four. For the lower, the minimum number is two. This is because the lower jaw has better “quality” and density of bone.
- There are many options for denture patients in number of implants and types of restorations. You can get anywhere from two to eight implants per jaw. You can even eliminate the denture altogether and transition to an implant bridge that does not come in and out.
- Do you have an upper denture and you hate how there is plastic that covers the roof of your mouth? By attaching your denture to implants, not only will the denture be more stable, but the doctors at Mint Hill Dentistry can remove the plastic that covers the roof of your mouth allowing you to taste food better and to have a more natural feeling.
Learn More About Your Options
Ask your dentist which restoration is right for you – give the team at Mint Hill Dentistry a call today!