If you have used dentures for a long time, it may be difficult to let them go altogether. These teeth restorations can complete your smile once more after you have lost most or all your natural teeth. Dentures offer quick smile restorations. However, the removable nature of dentures will eventually cause issues especially if these teeth replacements are used for a long time.
Long-term denture use will show you the disadvantages of using removable teeth restorations. The issue of bone resorption, which happens when natural teeth are lost, is not addressed when removable teeth replacements are used. As a result, the jawbone becomes progressively thinner with time. The dentures, in turn, become looser since the underlying bone changes in shape and volume. Loose dentures can cause uncomfortable and embarrassing problems with their uncontrolled movement.
If you have been suffering from loose denture problems, this is the best time to let them go! You can start the process of letting go of your dentures with the help of dental implants. These artificial tooth roots are inserted into the jawbone to replace provide stimulation to bone tissue, helping prevent bone thinning. The implants are attached to teeth restorations such as dental crowns or a dental bridge. Since these restorations are firmly held in place through the dental implants, you will not have to worry about your smile literally slipping out from your mouth. You can enjoy confidently beautiful smiles with dental implants.