At some point in our lives, many of us will need dentures. It is the unfortunate reality of growing older and experiencing tooth decay, among other things. Once you have arrived at this crossroads, you might get stuck wondering how in the world you are going to make dental implants work for you! After all, without proper fitting dentures or dentures that you feel comfortable with, what is the point of having them in the first place? You might as well not even bother. That is why working with an expert periodontal dental team to get you fitted with the perfect dentures is part of the process, and why this team will be especially well versed in talking you through a better kind of denture: a dental implant based denture. Why should you have to deal with the hassle of dentures that must be taken in and out of your mouth frequently for cleaning? Why risk gum disease and other periodontal issues with a set of teeth that is harder to clean, and also harder to chew with? These are just a few of the reasons that so many people choose to go with dental implant based dentures instead of dentures that can be removed at a moment’s notice and are thus, less permanent and less realistic than regular teeth. Here are a few of the reasons that people choose to go with fixed dentures through dental implants rather than working with dentures that can be removed:
- Better chewing ability: It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that it might be more difficult to chew with teeth that are not permanently sealed down in your mouth. Indeed, chewing your food is significantly more difficult with removable dentures than it is with dentures that are permanently affixed to your mouth. This is important to note, as this is one of the main reasons people choose to go with dentures in the first place: to improve the ability to eat food easily!
- Easy installation: While removable dentures are not terrible difficult to move in and out of your mouth, the beauty of fixed dentures is that they truly do act like a set of teeth. Whether you need a full arch or just a bridge with a few teeth, you won’t have to worry about them moving around once they are in place, and the installation process truly is as easy as any other dental implant procedure.
- More confident smile: With fixed dentures, you will not feel as though you are wearing dentures at all! Indeed, with a great set of dentures in your mouth, instead of feeling like your teeth might slip out at any moment, you will be able to rest assured and confident that your teeth will be staying in place, no matter what.
- Better bacterial control: With fixed dentures, you will clean your teeth as you normally would. With proper brushing, rinsing, and flossing, your teeth will be as easy to care for as they would be if they were real! You won’t have to worry about odd bacterial build up that you weren’t expecting!