Implant supported dentures are a form of overdenture. Unlike conventional dentures that sit on the gums, implant supported dentures are more reliable and are retained by dental implants. They have improved function and are often recommended if the patient has enough jawbone to support the implants.Dentists typically offer these overdentures for those who have lost…
Cosmetic Dentistry: Implant-Supported Dentures Can Restore the Appearance of Your Smile
Implant-supported dentures are a great way to restore the appearance of your smile after tooth loss occurs. Many understand the oral health and functional benefits of implant-supported dentures, but it is also helpful to have an understanding of the cosmetic benefits as well.
Cosmetic benefits of implant-supported dentures
The cosmetic benefits of implant-supported dentures are one of the primary reasons cosmetic dentists, as well as general dentists, recommend it for multiple teeth replacement. The following are four of the more notable cosmetic reasons to consider teeth replacement through implant-supported dentures.
Replace missing teeth
Perhaps the most obvious cosmetic benefit of implant-supported dentures is the ability to show a complete smile of beautiful teeth. Missing teeth most often cause cosmetic concerns, especially if they are the more visible teeth towards the front of the mouth or if there are several missing teeth as opposed to just a single tooth. Having the ability to appear more attractive with a full smile can help with relationships, in a professional setting and in many other areas of daily life.
It is not only the physical benefits implant-supported dentures offer that improve the appearance of the patient, but it is also the psychological as well. Oftentimes the more confident a person is, the more attractive they will appear to others, and more often than not, patients are far more confident in their appearance after replacing missing teeth than they were before. Therefore, many cosmetic dentists recommend implant-supported dentures as a way to deal with insecurity that exists after teeth loss occurs.
Prevent bone loss
Another way implant-supported dentures restore and improve the appearance of your smile is through the preservation of bone density inside of the jaw. After tooth loss, the jawbone has a tendency to deteriorate as it no longer is relied upon to support the natural tooth.
With implant-supported dentures, the dental implant fuses together with the existing bone through a process known as osseointegration, which prevents bone loss from occurring. It is important to note that other options for multiple teeth replacement that does not involve dental implants cannot offer this benefit. If bone loss has already occurred, a bone graft can be performed to restore any lost bone.
Better oral health
Along with the direct cosmetic benefits, implant-supported dentures also provide the patient with more motivation to care for their oral health. Of course, this alone is a huge benefit, but it can also affect one’s appearance as well. The better one’s oral health, the better their smile is likely to look with implant-supported dentures as it keeps the gums and replacement teeth in ideal condition.
Consult with a cosmetic dentist today
If you want to consult with a cosmetic dentist about implant-supported dentures as a way to restore the appearance of your smile, then contact our team today and schedule a time to come in for a visit. We are happy to answer any questions you have and help you make a decision as to which teeth replacement solution is most ideal for you.
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