Ill-fitting dentures are a pain in the mouth. Dentures can be difficult for people, especially those who have a full lower denture. They fly out at the worst possible times, make the jaw go numb when you bite down and are painful every time you chew. Even worse, dentures cause sores in the gums and in some cases a benign tumor called an Epulis fissuratum. How can denture sufferers be confident instead of having their dentures embarrass them?
With recent advances in implant dentistry, implants are usually inserted quickly and easily during a short surgery and with almost no discomfort.
Implants normally need two to four months to integrate with the jaw. Once the implants have integrated, teeth can be fixed to the implants. With beautiful new teeth, many people regain lost confidence, look younger and eat all their favorite foods. Implants are a long-lasting solution, and should last for life.
An alternative to individual implant teeth is an implant-retained denture. This is basically a standard denture that is snapped to a set of implants. For each denture, two to four implants are installed, usually in one session. Once the implants have taken, snaps (similar to those found on jackets or boat covers) are placed in the denture and on the head of the implant. Then the user simply snaps the denture securely in place.
Without the plate flopping around or flying out of the mouth, people can laugh out loud with their friends, bite into their favorite foods again or smile with confidence and stop using that messy paste. These implants last for many years, often for a lifetime.