Many adults wear dentures. Traditional dentures can shift and slip, which causes problems with eating, speaking, and even smiling. They can also cause discomfort due to a poor fit and resulting irritation of the gums. For the right candidates, implant-supported dentures provide a better fit and far better function because they are attached directly to the jawbone. Dr. Thomas Zarger, Jr. in Knoxville, TN, can provide you with this life-changing solution, allowing you to experience a wealth of important benefits.
Why are Implant-Supported Dentures So Popular?
Traditional dentures are notorious for a number of shortcomings. While they can restore a normal appearance and a small degree of function, the truth is that if you ever feel like eating an apple or a rare steak, you must be prepared to spend time cutting your food into very small pieces first. With implant dentures, you can bite into any foods and begin chewing with virtually the same level of efficiency that a full set of healthy natural teeth would provide.
Meanwhile, because the dental implants hold the denture firmly in place, there is no rubbing or friction to irritate your gums. Perhaps most importantly, the implants provide the stimulation necessary to keep the jaw from shrinking and changing shape. While standard dentures may need regular adjustments, implant dentures need far fewer adjustments, if any.