Denture Issues Solved by Dental Implants!

It is a challenge to switch up restoration devices if you have had your dentures as far back as you can remember. Change as you get older can be harder to adapt to; especially when it comes to your teeth. So you are not considering other artificial devices, like a dental implant or two. However, you might want to upgrade your current dentures to improve upon their comfort and reliability with implant-supported dentures. 

Why should I consider implant-supported dentures? 
You may be used to the way your dentures work and be satisfied with them, for the most part. After using them extensively for a couple of years, you might notice that the device has become unpredictable and has let you down more than once. Have you been in the position where your denture slips out of place when you talk, impeding your speech? You will know how uncomfortable and embarrassing it can be. Instead of isolating yourself to avoid these mishaps, why not make your current device more modern and user friendly? 

How do they work? 
Four to six implants are drilled into your jawbone in a straightforward surgical procedure. It takes three to eight months for the affected area to heal and for the metal implants to integrate with bone during a process called osseointegration. Osseointegration refers to the phenomenon where the body recognises the metal used with implants, titanium, as another type of tissue, thus allowing for the metal and bone to bond together. A second surgery is sometimes performed that exposes the tops of the implants so that an abutment piece can be screwed on top of it. This piece connects your dentures to the implants. Once ready, your current dentures are attached to the implants and securely fastened into place. Wearing your old dentures, with all the bells and whistles attached, will improve your quality of life tenfold. 

How will my life change? 
With your denture supported by a dental implant or two in Richmond, it will become more stable. 
Say goodbye to: 
Dentures that come loose and fall out of your mouth. 
Resorting to a diet of soft food to avoid damaging your denture (but you should still avoid overly hard and chewy food as a precaution). 
Slurred speech caused by a dislodged denture, as well as artificial ‘clacking.’ 

Should I clean my denture differently? 
Oral hygiene is essential to keep your dentures in the best condition, even with the new fittings in place. Clean your dentures as you did before. Place them in a solution or room temperature water when not in use so that they do not dry out. Clean them properly to remove food particles, plaque, and stains. Do not forget to brush your gums and tongue with a soft-bristled toothbrush before you insert your dentures in the mornings, and after you take them out in the evenings.  Are you tired of the unpredictable nature of your dentures, but are not looking for a completely new device? Implant-supported dentures provide a facelift to traditional restoration device. Enjoy the perks of the familiar, with none of the setbacks.