The advantages of implant-retained dentures

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They are becoming increasingly popular, and for a good reason: they offer significant advantages over traditional dentures. Read on to find out why.


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What are implant-retained dentures?

To understand how they work, we must first define dental implants. A dental implant consists of a screw that is placed in the jawbone to replace the root of a lost tooth.

Once this implant is inserted into the jawbone, it can support various tooth-replacement solutions, including implant-retained dentures. Unlike traditional dentures, they simulate a natural tooth and healthy root. The effect is quite convincing; no one will be able to tell it’s not a real tooth!


The different types

There are two types of implant-retained dentures: removable and fixed. The main difference between the two is that the removable type can be easily removed by the person who wears them, while the fixed type can only be removed by a professional.


Why choose implant-retained dentures?

As mentioned above, the secret is that they’re screwed into your jawbone and take on the role of a dental root. This accounts for most of the advantages of implant-retained dentures.


Feels just like your natural teeth

First of all, they really do feel like your natural teeth. Both fixed and removable implant-retained dentures are much more stable, comfortable and natural looking than traditional dentures.

What’s more, they also restore your mastication force and help you rediscover the joys of eating! And yes, you’ll be able to eat harder food like raw fruits and vegetables or nuts again.


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Reduced bone resorption

Did you know that bones and muscles that aren’t stimulated resorb over time? Eventually, the bone and muscles disappear, leaving nothing but excess gums.

Common with traditional dentures, this problem can age a person’s face and cause it to sag. However, this isn’t the case with implant-retained dentures.

Why? Because implants stimulate your jawbone, thereby slowing the process of bone resorption and premature aging.

This also helps avoid injuries, as traditional dentures can eventually become too large for a sagging face and smaller mouth. Your dentures won’t move while talking or eating!


Easy maintenance

Lastly, they are very easy to take care of, especially since implants can last a lifetime. Removable dentures can be easily removed for cleaning, while fixed implant dentures can be cleaned like natural teeth using a soft-bristle toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste.


Get your smile back thanks to implant-retained dentures!

Do you want to reclaim your full, natural smile? Implant-retained dentures are probably the ideal solution for you. For more information, contact the Sourire Candiac Denturologistes team today.


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