Removable implant dentures, also known as overdentures, are a type of dental prosthetic which dental implants support, rather than natural teeth or gums.
St. Lawrence Dentistry loves how satisfied patients are with the result of this treatment. Implant dentures offer several benefits over traditional dentures, making them popular for patients missing multiple teeth.
Dr. Hawryluk feels the most significant benefit of removable implant dentures is that they are much more stable and secure than traditional dentures. In addition, because dental implants support dentures, they do not rely on natural teeth or gums. It means they do not slip or shift in the mouth, a common problem with traditional dentures. This stability can significantly improve a patient’s ability to eat, speak, and confidently smile.
Another benefit of removable implant dentures is that they can help preserve the jawbone. When a person loses natural teeth, the jawbone can deteriorate due to a lack of stimulation. Dental implants, however, provide the same stimulation as natural teeth, which helps to preserve the jawbone. It can help to prevent the sunken-in appearance that can occur with traditional dentures.
Removable implant dentures are also easy to clean and maintain. Traditional dentures can be difficult to clean, as food particles and bacteria can get trapped in the crevices of the dentures. However, you can remove implant-supported dentures and clean them easily, helping maintain good oral hygiene.
Another benefit of removable implant dentures is that our ceramist can design them to look like natural teeth, blending in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. It can help to improve self-esteem and confidence for the person who had them.
Additionally, removable implant dentures can be a cost-effective solution for patients missing multiple teeth. Unlike “fixed implant bridges”, which require the placement of multiple implants and custom-made prosthetics, removable implant dentures often need as little as two implants to support them.
In conclusion, removable implant dentures are a popular choice for patients who are missing multiple teeth due to their stability, ability to preserve the jawbone, ease of maintenance, and cost-effectiveness. With the help of St. Lawrence Dentistry, you can determine if removable implant dentures are your best solution.
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