Not everything was better back in the good old days. Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and have certainly improved the lives of thousands of people. But implant-supported dentures from Cary Family Dental are proving to be a modern, superior option.
You may know of denture wearers who have stopped attending social activities because they are embarrassed by dentures that are far from inconspicuous. Some have even stopped eating their favorite foods because their dentures diminish their capacity to taste and/or chew.
Implant-anchored or implant-supported dentures are far superior than old-school dentures for many patients. In most cases, they are made for the patient’s lower jaw. That’s because lower dentures tend to be the most problematic; the uppers are more stable and don’t need the extra support that implants provide.
That said, implant-supported dentures can be made for the upper and lower.
Implant-supported dentures have a number of advantages over traditional dentures:
- More stable. Because they are attached to titanium posts that have fused with the jaw, people have much greater biting and chewing power.
- Natural in appearance. They look more like natural teeth, and are easier to care for.
- Built to last. Because they are physically attached to the jaw, implants are long-lasting.
- Prevents bone recession. With traditional dentures, the bone around missing tooth roots begin to deteriorate. The titanium posts replace some of the tooth roots, so the bone is preserved.
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