There are many good reasons why dentures have long been a go-to solution for patients who’ve experienced complete tooth loss (also known as edentulism). The ability to restore your entire dental ridge with a row of durable, highly lifelike replacement teeth makes dentures essential in helping them regain their smiles and better quality of life. Today, modern dentures can also do more for rebuilding your smile than closely mimicking your healthy, natural tooth structure. When supported by a series of dental implants, they can also help reestablish the functions of your lost teeth roots, which can have significant advantages for the future of your oral health.
How a traditional denture works
One of the most important reasons why dentures have been around (and been successful) for so long is because of their basic, natural design. A full denture consists of a full row of custom-designed replacement teeth that are arranged to closely mimic the natural contour and dentition of your bite. The replacement teeth are supported by a comfortable, gum-colored base that’s also customized to fit comfortably and securely on your upper or lower dental ridge. By rebuilding the ridge where you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, a custom denture can help you regain your ability to bite and chew comfortably, restore your smile’s healthy appearance, and improve your oral health.
What dental implants add to it
A modern denture can do a lot to rebuild your smile after you’ve experienced severe tooth loss, but unfortunately, the conventional design of the restoration lacks an important aspect of your healthy, natural teeth. The roots that supported your lost teeth played an important role in their function before they were lost, including offering optimal support for your teeth when you bite and chew. Because a traditional denture is unable to replicate this support, it can be somewhat limited in how much of your bite’s function it’s able to restore.
Can your denture benefit from implants?
The ability to replicate your lost teeth roots and the support they provide isn’t a part of a traditional denture, but it isn’t impossible to achieve. For many people who need a denture, the addition of a series of dental implant posts can help provide that support, enhancing the quality and support of your denture by several degrees. Whether you’ve worn a denture for years or are still searching for the right one, ask your dentist about the benefits that dental implants can provide it.
Learn about the benefits of an implant denture
Dental implants can enhance your custom-designed denture in ways that can significantly benefit your immediate and long-term oral health. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX, today at (936) 441-4600. We serve patients from Conroe and all neighboring communities.