Traditional vs. Implant-Supported Dentures
A full and complete smile is important not only for boosting your self-confidence but for helping you speak and chew properly as well. If you're looking for a solution for your missing teeth, it’s important to be aware of the options available to you at our Calgary denture clinic. On top of traditional complete and partial dentures, a denturist at Swiss Denture Clinic can also provide you with implant-supported dentures.
Let's take a look at the difference between traditional and implant-supported dentures, as well as go through a few of the benefits of choosing implant dentures.
The Difference between Traditional and Implant-Supported Dentures
Traditional complete and partial dentures are essentially a set of false teeth that sit on top of the gums. A complete set of dentures replaces all of the teeth, while partial dentures are used when only a few missing teeth need to be replaced. As a professional denture clinic, we have many different tools and techniques which allow us to mold your dentures precisely to the gums for a comfortable fit.
Rather than resting solely on the gums, implant dentures are either supported by or attached to titanium anchors surgically implanted in the gums. These anchors function just as a natural tooth root would. When artificial teeth are attached to the implants and are not removable by the patient, it is known as a fixed implant denture. An overdenture, on the other hand, can be attached and detached from special fasteners on the implants by the patient.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Though traditional dentures remain an excellent option for replacing missing teeth, many people who come to our denturist in Calgary for implant dentures do express a preference for implants. This is because implant dentures are able to almost completely replace the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. One of the main benefits of implant dentures is that they don't shift around in the mouth, making them more comfortable to wear and enabling easier talking and chewing.
Implant-supported dentures also replace the root of the tooth. This allows them to support your jaw and your facial muscles the same way a natural tooth would, helping to prevent bone deterioration, gum tissue loss, and facial muscle sagging. By restoring your teeth and your natural speech patterns, and by giving your face a fuller appearance, denture implants can help restore your confidence and self-esteem as well.
Fixed and Removable Implant-Supported Dentures in Calgary
If implant dentures sound like the right choice for you, then a Calgary denturist at Swiss Denture Clinic will be more than happy to let you know if you are a good candidate for them. At Swiss Denture Clinic we offer complete dentures, partial dentures, and implant dentures in Calgary, allowing us to provide you with the best solution for your unique needs.
To schedule a consultation for implant dentures, just contact Swiss Denture Clinic in Calgary today.