Patients who choose an implant-support denture over a regular denture say they have a better ability to chew, have an improved appearance, are more confident, maintain a healthier diet, and feel happier and better about themselves. The reason is that implant-supported dentures feel more like “real” teeth than regular dentures because they feel more stable and secure. Implant-supported dentures are locked firmly into place, whereas the regular dentures may occasionally slip off the gums.
Implant-supported dentures can triple your biting force, allowing you to eat foods that you ate with your natural teeth. As the jawbone shrinks, your chewing efficiency reduces, making it difficult to eat certain foods. Implant dentures can restore chewing efficiency comparable to that of natural teeth, allowing you to enjoy foods like apples, steak, and corn.
Implant-supported dentures allow patients to speak with confidence in a relaxed and natural tone. Ill-fitting dentures slip and slide around the mouth. The facial muscles become tense in an attempt to hold the teeth in place, often resulting in mumbling, slurring, speech, or clicking noises.
Implant dentures are effectively anchored to your jaw. Although they can be removed for cleaning, they are otherwise attached, providing a stable surface for eating and laughing. Additionally, chances are that implant-supported dentures will improve your self-esteem. Because you regain nearly all the abilities you had with your natural teeth, you will feel more confident and enjoy life more fully.
The ultimate goal is to wear implant-supported dentures that are attractive, balanced, stable, sturdy, and very comfortable. The end result is confidence and great peace of mind when you smile.