Dentures make it possible for those with missing teeth to still have a healthy-looking smile. Placing these teeth restorations do not require any surgical procedure (aside from tooth extractions, if needed), enabling the missing teeth sufferer to restore the form and function of the smile in just a short period of time. However, long-term use of removable dentures is closely associated with discomfort and embarrassment, due to a variety of reasons.
Removable dentures lose their comfortable fit inside the mouth as time goes by. This is because when the natural teeth and tooth roots were lost, they were not replaced by anything that will continue to stimulate the jawbone. The jawbone goes through deterioration as a consequence. As the jawbone progressively becomes thinner with time, the dentures become loose and start to rub painfully against the gums, tongue, palate, and the inner cheek area.
Dental implants can put an end to denture discomfort. The titanium implants are placed into the jawbone to serve as a secure anchor where a fixed bridge can be attached to. Implant-stabilised dentures will not move uncontrollably, and will remain firmly in place. In addition, the implants will also prevent further jawbone deterioration as the titanium artificial roots take on the role of stimulating the bone structure.