Every field is upgrading and updating, and so is Dentistry. Gone are the days when we had to make those dentures for every patient who came in with missing teeth.
Let’s first see what dentures are.
The denture is a set of artificial teeth that need to be worn if a few or all teeth are missing.
The denture is removable and needs to be removed every time the patient sleeps.
Complete Dentures are fabricated with heat-cured resins and are rigid.
Dentures take support from the jaw bone as well as the gums and surrounding mucosa.
Even though every attempt is made to make a denture that is stable. And the stability is just adequate to hold it in place.
If there is inadequate jaw bone available, dentures tend to move or fall. The denture can give chewing satisfaction somewhat better than having no teeth at all. But the efficiency of dentures in terms of biting and mastication is only 25–30% of that of natural fixed teeth.
Dentures, particularly in the lower jaw, tend to move and are difficult to stabilise. Because the lower has the tongue on the inner side, with its continuous movement, the tongue pushes the denture outside.
On the outer side of the denture, there are lips and cheeks with a push denture inside.
So there are continuous opposite forces enacting on the lower denture. Make it difficult to have stability.
The bone under the dentures continues to resorb, making the dentures loose over time.
Unfortunately, almost 70% of people who get their dentures done stop using them at some point because they are moving.
At Microdent Dentistry, we see so many old people who are not happy with their old dentures and wish to change to fixed teeth.
Research and development in dentistry have now opened up the opportunity to have a fixed set of teeth even after losing all-natural ones.
Let us see what the benefits of having implant-supported fixed teeth are.
- The implants are placed in the bone. They act as enforcers or simulate the roots of natural teeth. So The support for the set of teeth comes directly from the bone. This ensures better stability of the teeth. No movement of teeth at any stage.
- The function of the jaw bone is to hold and support the teeth. Once the teeth are removed, the jawbone starts to resorb slowly. Implants help maintain the jawbone’s architecture. The simple theory that ‘when we use, we don’t lose is applicable here. As the biting forces are transmitted directly to the bone, keeping it in function.
- The set of implant-supported fixed teeth does not need to be removed every day. So chances of losing, accidentally dropping, etc. are minimised.
The implant-supported teeth have a functional capacity almost equivalent to that of natural teeth, and hence they directly impact the overall health of the patient.
- Most importantly, chewing satisfaction is increased to a very great extent as fixed teeth can chew food efficiently. Not only functionality but also aesthetic appearance are enhanced. And no more fear of dentures coming out of your mouth suddenly.
There are some advantages to implants over dentures.
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