Traditional dentures have many benefits but there are drawbacks as well. One disadvantage is that an upper denture covers the roof or palate of your mouth. The can result in a bulky feeling for your tongue and can even cause you to speak differently. In addition, covering the roof of your mouth alters your ability to taste food the way you are used to. Traditional dentures are also not anchored to anything in your mouth. So, no matter how well your dentist fits the denture to your mouth there will still be foods that are difficult to eat and there can be a constant concern that your dentures will slip or make clicking sounds at inopportune moments.
An implant supported denture may be an ideal and cost-effective solution, it is firmly secured to your jaw by dental implants and this has many advantages, such as:
- eat the food you love – corn on the cob, lettuce, a whole apple, and steak.
- thinner – less bulky
- more self-assurance
Knowing that your dentures are securely anchored in place allows you to smile, laugh and eat with confidence in every situation.
The number of dental implants needed to secure a denture and the type of implant denture that is best to use can vary from person to person.
If you are interested in learning more about implant supported dentures in Queen Creek please call 480-888-8123 to schedule a FREE consultation with Dr. Matheson. We would like to learn your specific needs and concerns and help you find a solution that will be the best choice for you.