Can Implant Supported Dentures Improve Your Facial Structure?

Posted on: February 25, 2020

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Implant supported dentures are one of the most highly recommended ways to replace missing teeth long-term among dentists. A benefit that many patients are less familiar with, however, is the ability to improve facial structure through implant supported dentures

Implant supported dentures and facial structure

There are multiple cosmetic, oral health and functional benefits of implant supported dentures, Among those benefits is the ability to improve facial structure. The following is an overview of how implant supported dentures can fix issues with facial structure and preserve appearance long-term.

Implant supported dentures defined

Implant supported dentures are a form of teeth replacement that uses dental implants to hold dentures into place. There are three components to implant supported dentures, which are the implant, the abutment and the dentures. The implant is placed into the jawbone and serves as the root of the replacement teeth(dentures). After the mouth heals following implant placement, the abutment and dentures are attached. The purpose of the implants, rather than having the dentures rest upon the gums like traditional dentures, is to provide a secure and reliable hold for the dentures. 

How implant supported dentures improve facial structure

One notable benefit of implant supported dentures is the ability to preserve facial appearance after tooth loss occurs. In addition to providing the patient with a smile full of teeth that look great, they ensure the patient does not lose bone inside the jaw. After tooth loss, the bone begins to deteriorate as it is not relied upon to support natural teeth, which can cause a jaw to sink in and cause cosmetic concerns. If this has already occurred, general dentists can perform what is known as a bone grafting procedure to replace any bone that is lost and subsequently improve facial structure before implants placement. 

Other benefits of implant supported dentures

Many are more familiar with the other cosmetic and functional benefits of implant supported dentures. They look essentially indistinguishable from natural teeth and provide the patient with a smile that others find attractive. This improved appearance makes many feel more confident throughout each day. Additionally, implant supported dentures assist with function better than other multiple teeth replacement solutions such as traditional dentures and fixed bridges as they are strongly supported by implants, allowing the person to have fewer food restrictions. 

How to care for implant supported dentures

Those who choose implant supported dentures can care for their teeth very similar to how they would care for natural teeth, and it is essential to brush regularly and use mouthwash as directed by the general dentist. It is also important to make it into the dentist for all scheduled check-up visits and cleanings and to alert the dentist if any issues develop. With proper care, implant supported dentures can last for twenty years or more. 

Talk to a general dentist about treatment

Get in touch with us today to learn more about implant supported dentures for multiple teeth replacement and schedule a time to come see us for your first visit. Our friendly team can answer your questions and help you decide the best option for replacing missing teeth long-term. 

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