Implant dentures are a very significant improvement over wearing a regular denture. Implants are like anchors in the jaw bone, somewhat like the roots of natural teeth that can be used to stabilize a denture or a set of teeth. Sometimes as few as two implants result in a significantly improved denture that will stay in place, won’t tip near as much and will allow much harder biting and chewing. Alternatively four to six implants can allow a set of teeth to be very solid without any tipping, sometimes the upper denture no longer has to cover the roof of the mouth or the lower teeth can be attached only to the implants and become non-removable. Regardless, implant dentures result in a great increase in comfort, function and self-confidence.
Dental implants can reduce or eliminate denture pinching of the gums and denture sores. Dental implants will also slow down the rate at which the bone normally resorbs (shrinks) under dentures. Dental implants allow you to bite harder and chew more normally for more enjoyment of eating. There is no sensation associated with the implants themselves. Dental implants will also give you greater confidence in preventing unexpected denture dislodgement or movement during eating, talking or laughing that can otherwise be embarrassing.