Avoiding Problems With Poor Denture Support
Posted August 2, 2016 by Wager-Evans Dental
If you have dentures, you have to depend on them to hold up in tasks that you once depended on your natural teeth for. This is one reason it can be so frustrating to deal with dentures that feel like they are not securely held. For those who want a stronger hold, dentures that are held with dental implants can help. With the use of dental implants, you will not need to depend on epoxies or suction to make sure your dentures are held firmly. Instead, your dentures will be locked into their position, onto a sequence of implants.
Dental implants are placed directly into your jaw – they actually occupy the spaces that formerly housed tooth roots. They are able to enjoy a strong bond due to their being made from biocompatible material. During the healing process, your bone will actually fuse to the implants you have received.
One problem with tooth loss that is NOT resolved by most prosthetic dental pieces is the way that you can lose mass in your jaw over time. This is because your jawbone depends in part on your tooth roots to stay healthy. When they are lost, your jaw can lose nutrients, and can deteriorate. Dental implants can actually do what your tooth roots once did – create stimulation that helps keep blood flowing to your jawbone.
Dental implants are often used to replace individual lost teeth. They can hold a restoration without requiring work to be done on neighboring teeth.