Why Patients are Switching from Traditional Dentures to Implant Dentures

For those who have experienced the challenges of traditional dentures, the advent of implant-supported dentures has been a game-changer. At Grateful Dental, we understand the transformative power of implant-supported dentures and the impact they can have on our patients’ lives. In this blog post, we’ll explore the reasons why an increasing number of patients are making the switch from traditional dentures to implant-supported dentures, and how this innovative dental solution can restore confidence, functionality, and quality of life.

Enhanced Stability and Comfort

One of the primary reasons patients switch to implant-supported dentures is the remarkable improvement in stability and comfort they provide. Unlike traditional dentures, which rely on adhesive creams and suction for retention, implant-supported dentures are securely anchored to dental implants surgically placed into the jawbone. This secure fit eliminates concerns about slippage, discomfort, and the need for constant adjustments, allowing patients to speak, eat, and smile with confidence.

Improved Chewing Efficiency

Traditional dentures often come with dietary restrictions and limitations due to reduced chewing efficiency. In contrast, implant-supported dentures function more similarly to natural teeth, offering significantly improved chewing efficiency. With the stability and strength provided by dental implants, patients can enjoy a broader range of foods, including tougher and fibrous ones, without the fear of denture movement or discomfort, leading to better nutrition and overall well-being.

Preservation of Bone and Facial Structure

Tooth loss can lead to bone resorption, resulting in a sunken facial appearance and premature aging. Traditional dentures do little to combat this issue. However, implant-supported dentures address this concern by stimulating the underlying jawbone, mimicking the natural function of tooth roots. The implants help preserve bone density and facial structure, ensuring a more youthful appearance and preventing the need for future bone grafting procedures.

Increased Durability and Longevity

Implant-supported dentures are designed to be durable and long-lasting. While traditional dentures typically require regular adjustments and replacements due to wear and changes in the jawbone structure, implant-supported dentures are built to withstand the test of time. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits, patients can expect their implant-supported dentures to serve them well for many years, making them a worthwhile investment in their oral health.

Restored Confidence and Self-Esteem

Traditional dentures can often lead to a loss of confidence and self-esteem due to concerns about their stability and appearance. On the other hand, implant-supported dentures provide patients with a natural-looking, secure, and beautiful smile. By eliminating worries about denture slippage, patients regain their confidence to speak, laugh, and engage in social activities without the fear of embarrassment, ultimately enhancing their overall quality of life.

Simplified Oral Hygiene Routine

Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for the longevity of any dental restoration. Implant-supported dentures simplify the oral hygiene routine compared to traditional dentures. Instead of removing the dentures for cleaning, implant-supported dentures can be brushed and flossed like natural teeth, allowing patients to maintain a cleaner and healthier oral environment.

The reasons patients switch from traditional dentures to implant-supported dentures are compelling. The stability, comfort, improved chewing efficiency, preservation of bone and facial structure, increased durability, and restored confidence all contribute to an enhanced quality of life.

What to Expect When Getting Implant Dentures

Implant-supported dentures, which can also be called implant dentures or implant overdentures, combines the stability of dental implants with the functionality and aesthetics of dentures. Here’s how they work and what to expect during the process of getting them at Grateful Dental in Marietta:

  • Dental Implant Placement: The first step in the process involves the placement of dental implants. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. The number of implants required depends on the specific needs of the patient, but typically, four to six implants are used to support a full arch of dentures.
  • Osseointegration: After the dental implants are placed, a process called osseointegration takes place. This is when the surrounding bone fuses with the implant, creating a strong and stable foundation. It usually takes a few months for osseointegration to occur, during which time the patient may be provided with a temporary denture.
  • Abutment Placement: Once osseointegration is complete, abutments are attached to the dental implants. Abutments are connector pieces that extend above the gumline and serve as the attachment point for the denture.
  • Denture Fabrication: With the abutments in place, impressions and measurements are taken to create a custom denture that will fit securely onto the abutments. The denture is designed to resemble natural teeth and is made from durable materials that mimic the appearance of natural gum tissue.
  • Denture Attachment: The custom denture is then attached to the abutments using special attachments or connectors. These attachments allow the denture to snap into place securely on the implants, providing stability and preventing slippage or movement.
  • Final Adjustments: Once the denture is attached, Dr. Porcaro will make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit and proper bite alignment. They will also provide instructions on how to care for and maintain the implant-supported dentures.

Schedule Your Restorative Dentistry Consult Today!

At Grateful Dental, we are dedicated to helping our patients experience the transformation that implant-supported dentures can provide. If you’re ready to regain your smile and improve your oral health, contact us today for a consultation and let us guide you on your journey towards a more comfortable, functional, and confident life after missing teeth.

Posted on behalf of Grateful Dental

2000 Powers Ferry Rd SE, #1, Marietta, GA 30067

Phone: (678) 593-2979