Dental implants are permanent tooth replacements that are anchored into the bone of your jaw. Your dentist may recommend pairing dental implants with your dentures, which can help ensure a healthy jaw and mouth for years to come.
Mitigate Bone Loss
The permanent loss of teeth can result in degradation of the bone in your jaw. Removable dentures do not prevent this loss, as the impact of chewing motions is absorbed by the dentures. Dental implants, however, transfer this force down into the bone of your jaw, which responds by increasing its density rather than losing it.
Provide Anchor Points
Dental implants and dentures do not need to be separate treatment options. Your dentist can design your dentures to anchor over your implants for added stability. This will eliminate slipping of your dentures when you eat, talk, or exercise, giving you the comfort and confidence you need to enjoy the activities you love without worrying about the effect on your dentures.
Save You Money
If you require replacement of a large number of your teeth, dental implants and the crowns that cover them can be costly. Choosing a combination of implants and dentures can save you money, because dentures are anchored to the implants and no crowns are needed, giving you a full, healthy smile at a reduced cost.
Improve Your Sense of Taste
Covering the roof of your mouth with a removable denture can actually cause some loss in your sense of taste. This can negatively impact your life and your enjoyment of the foods you eat. By utilizing dentures fixed to dental implants, your dentist can leave the top of your mouth uncovered, allowing you to maintain your sense of taste.
Learn more about your denture and dental implant options from Lenox Village Dentistry of Nashville. Visit us on the Web or call today at (615) 832-2095 to learn more about our dental practice.