The Benefits of Secure, Implant-Retained Dentures
Posted June 13, 2012 by Wager-Evans Dental
Dentures have a horrible reputation for slipping, sliding, and causing total embarrassment. Often, dentures slip because they don’t fit securely on the ridges of the gums. Over time, friction between dentures and gum ridges causes the ridges to wear down. The surface, then, becomes smooth, and dentures have nothing to grip, even with adhesive. Implant-retained dentures, however, snap securely onto dental implant abutments, so they never slip, slide, or embarrass.
Low Maintenance Dentures
Compared to the cumbersome cleaning routine traditional dentures require, implant-retained dentures have simple maintenance. They don’t require special daily care routines, and they never need relining, nor do they need adhesive. Your implant dentures can be fixed (non-removable) or removable, based on your preference and Dr. Wager’s or Dr. Evans’ recommendation.
Fountain of Youth Dentures
Have you ever noticed that with age, the human jaw shrinks, and a person’s profile becomes shorter from ear to chin? Research shows that our jaws recede as we age, but in addition, people without teeth suffer jawbone deterioration. You see, the roots of natural teeth stimulate the jawbone, telling the body that the bone is necessary for securing teeth. When teeth roots are gone, the body resorbs minerals from the jaw. Dental implants provide the stimulation necessary for retaining jawbone density, even after tooth loss.
Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation
If your dentures slip, slide, and embarrass, or if you have questions about dental implants, call Wager Evans Dental for an appointment today. Even patients with poor jawbone density may be candidates for mini dental implants. At our Reno dentist’s office, you’ll have access to complete dental implant placement and restoration, all in one location.