Loose or slipping dentures can cause embarrassment to the wearer if they happen to come off right in the middle of a conversation with other people. Unfortunately, this is what many wearers of conventional (removable) dentures face as they struggle to keep their dental appliances secure in their mouth. Thanks to modern technology, there is a good solution to this issue: overdentures.

Overdentures are essentially implant-retained replacement teeth designed to help permanently integrate both partially and completely into the jawbone. Here's why the use of dental implants is the best way to hold your dentures in place.

Helps protect your jawbone

Your real teeth are rooted in the jawbone, and they cause stimulation of the jawbone via activities like biting and chewing. When you are without some or all teeth, the section of the jawbone that embeds the teeth in the mouth (alveolar bone) will no longer get sufficiently stimulated, and it starts to shrink or wear down because the body stops "needing" the jawbone. This deterioration of the jawbone is referred to as resorption.

Stabilising your dentures with dental implants slows down and can even halt the bone resorption common in edentulous persons. The implant quickly integrates into your jawbone and begins working virtually the same way like the natural root of your missing teeth. This integration slackens the process of bone loss, allowing you a healthier diet and improved quality of life.

Reinstates and maintains your facial profile

One of the most common reasons why many people want their missing teeth replaced with dentures is to reinstate their facial appearance. The natural process of jawbone shrinkage can, over time, cause a shrinkage of the space between your nose and your jawbone. This shrinking can lead to sagging of your facial skin, making you look older than you really are. With implant-retained dentures, both your replacement teeth and jawbone will remain firmly held in position, allowing for sufficient stimulation of the jawbone. As this will prevent bone loss, your facial look will be maintained throughout time.

Saves you the trouble of using adhesives

Sometimes, conventional denture wearers may need to use adhesives. These dental products are available in several different forms: strips, creams, liquids, powders, wafers, etc. Adhesives used for denture stabilisation, though expedient for some users, do not firmly secure dentures. Dentures held in using adhesives can come out and affect the flavour of the foods in your mouth. As the stability and retention provided by dental implants is unrivalled, you won't have to put up with those messy and disrupting adhesives anymore.