If all or most of your teeth are missing or decayed beyond a point of salvage they need replacement. One of the most effective treatments available for restoring your lustrous smile is getting Full Denture Implants. They are also known as implant-supported dentures or full mouth dental implants.
What is Full Denture Implants or Full Mouth Dental Implants?
Full Denture Implants or Full Mouth Dental Implants are a complete set of dental implants for your mouth that are placed over your jaws and supported by screws. These Full Denture Implants are of two types. They are
- Implant-supported Dentures
- Implant-retained Dentures
Implant-supported dentures involve fixing about four to eight implants on either the upper or lower jaw depending on where the denture needs to be fixed. After getting the implants fixed the dentures are prepared based on your oral dimensions. Once the dentures are prepared, they are fixed onto the implants and are fastened with screws or cement. This is to ensure that they do not move from their position to cause discomfort. Implant-supported Dentures are a permanent solution and do not require any realigning of the dentures in the future. This type of dentures allows you to have the most natural bite since the implants and your jawbone completely absorb the force of the bite.
Implant-retained Dentures are similar to regular dentures except for the fact that they have two implants on the jaw. Since this treatment involves fewer implants to be drilled in the jaw bones it is more affordable than the Implant-supported dentures. But unlike Implant-supported Dentures, Implant-retained Dentures are not a permanent solution. They need to be realigned once in a while. This treatment may restore your ability to speak and eat normally but your bite may not be as strong and effective as in the Implant-supported Dentures.
The 5 Benefits of Full Denture Implants
Appearance – Denture Implants fit and feel like your own set of teeth and restores your precious smile.
Speech – Denture Implants have negligible movement and they do not compromise on your speech.
Bone loss – Getting a full denture Implant stops bone loss.
Easier eating – Regular removable dentures are prone to movement, unlike Full Denture Implants which do not move. They also make eating joy.
Comfort – Unlike regular dentures, Full Denture Implants are more comfortable to wear.
Care and Maintenance of Full Denture Implants
All types of Denture Implants can be cleaned and maintained just like our own teeth. Hard nuts, tough and hard foods, and such eatables that may chip the dentures should be avoided.