Life with conventional dentures is certainly better than life without any teeth at all. In fact, anyone who has lost even a single tooth can understand the tremendous impact of tooth loss in terms of comfort, appearance, and the overall quality of life.
Fortunately, as dental technology has improved, more modern denture options are available to improve many aspects of life with dentures. The addition of dental implants to the conventional denture process has enabled many patients to realize that they can enjoy a new peace of mind with teeth that stay in place in any situation.
Here’s how implant-supported dentures can help you to avoid the pain and embarrassment often experienced by traditional denture-wearers:
- Secure teeth that will not slip or fall out, regardless of your active lifestyle
- Eat the foods of your choice without restrictions on the type of food selections or how you must chew them
- No wires, clasps, or bulky plastic covering the roof of your mouth
- Significantly reduced risk of jawbone atrophy, a condition that occurs when the bone dissolves due to tooth loss. (Conventional dentures are unable to address the issue of bone loss and atrophy without dental implants to simulate the roots of the teeth.)
The challenges of instability and discomfort that accompany traditional dentures can make normal speaking and eating extremely difficult. The risk that these teeth may slip or fall out during a social encounter can destroy your confidence and cause you to limit your interactions with others.
When you choose to have your denture anchored securely with dental implants, you can relax as you enjoy a new phase in life and live better than ever before. You’ll feel better, look better, sound better, and eat much better than you have in years, and those around you won’t be able to ignore your new outlook on life.
Contact the office of Drs. Steven Koos DDS, MD to find out if implant-supported dentures are right for you.