The holidays are great for spending time with family and friends while eating plenty of delicious foods. However, if you wear dentures, you may currently be stressed over just how you’ll handle the next few months.
Without strong and stable teeth, it can be hard to feel confident while talking and laughing. Likewise, you may be uneasy about eating in front of others.
Now is the best time to update your dentures with dental implants!
Implant-supported dentures incorporate tried-and-true dentures with permanent dental implants to offer a fixed and steady option. Unlike removable dentures, this alternative is anchored by two or more dental implants to ensure your prosthetic teeth remain in place. The added stability from dental implants can make it easier to bite and chew foods, especially if you’re wearing a lower denture.
Your existing dentures sit on your gums and count on suction and adhesives to stay in position. This may create painful sores as your dentures slip. Over time, as your jaw shrinks, your dentures won’t fit any longer and will need relining or replacement.
Implant-supported dentures, alternatively, use two or even more dental implants for assistance. These implants are surgically inserted into your jawbone and will provide natural stimulation similar to tooth roots.
Your denture will snap onto these dental implants, where they’ll likewise receive the support and stability needed to operate more like natural teeth. Secured and solid, implant-supported dentures enable you to consume a bigger selection of foods easily, and you’ll no longer need to worry if your dentures will slip when you least expect it!
Implant-supported dentures provide the boost in confidence you need to enjoy a delightful holiday season with friends and family.
You don’t need to live with discomfort or embarrassment! Request an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Jacqueline West, in our dental office in Jacksonville, FL, and learn how implant-supported dentures can boost your comfort and confidence.