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A dental implant is a screwlike anchor that is used as an artificial replacement for natural tooth roots. A dental implant is made of materials that are compatible with the human body, such as titanium, implants have been used for decades in upper and lower jaws. By attaching to the jawbone and gum tissue, they provide a stable base for artificial replacement teeth, such as dental crowns, bridges and dentures.
People who have suffered with dental problems may ultimately have to consider getting dentures. While the traditional dentures that are removable have been the choice for many people, implant retained dentures are becoming the new choice.
Implant retained dentures offer a host of benefits that make it a much better choice than traditional dentures.
Dentures are simply a restoration for missing teeth. You can have a partial set or full set of dentures. They are generally made from a plastic base, with artificial teeth positioned on the frame. This is a replacement for natural teeth, not just for cosmetic reasons. Missing teeth can impact ability to speak clearly, interfere with eating, and can ultimately have negative health consequences. Dentures are used to eliminate these problems.
Implant retained dentures are more secure than traditional dentures. Removable dentures must be held in place by a bonding agent, and are traditionally known for coming loose when you eat certain foods. Implants are held in place more securely and are overall more reliable.
Implant dentures are also more comfortable for the wearer. Most people report they don’t even feel like they have dentures in.
Implant retained dentures also prevent the wearer from experiencing sore spots and pressure points commonly associated with removable dentures.