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Our Denture Blog

How Implant Dentures Help Oral Health & Everyday Comfort

healthy senior woman smiling

Everyone wants to have bright white teeth, but having a missing tooth can take away from the beauty of your smile.

Losing many teeth, while unfortunate, is a common occurrence and can be caused by poor oral health, tooth decay, or an ill-fated accident. Dentures have been around for decades but with the help of new technological advances, prosthetics today are much different than past generations.

Traditional dentures are made up of a gum-colored acrylic base with artificial teeth attached on top. The appliance is custom-made to fit perfectly on the patient’s gums and jaw structure while maintaining the ability to be removed at any time.

Your gums, jaw, and teeth work together to help you chew and talk, but if some teeth are damaged or missing, the mouth’s ability to function fully is affected.

Implant dentures are considered the best solution for missing teeth, as they are inserted permanently and look almost identical to your natural teeth.

Improves Gum Health

When teeth fall out or are removed, the hole left behind becomes susceptible to infection if not closed properly.

woman holding up her upper lip to showcase her gums

Gaps in between teeth make you more vulnerable to periodontal disease since the bacteria have a place to gather and grow. As the jaw bone deteriorates, the gums begin to recede and wreak havoc on your oral health.

Filling the hole with an Implant denture helps prevent gum disease. However, it’s important to practice a good oral hygiene routine to maintain the health of the implant and reduce the chance of complications.

Prevents Teeth From Shifting

Teeth are constantly shifting and rely on one another to retain proper alignment and stay in place. When there is a hole where a tooth should be, the remaining teeth will move to close the space left behind, resulting in a haphazard alignment.

Not only do serious oral health complications arise, but your bite also changes, making chewing and talking a complicated task.

Preserve Jaw Bone Density

When teeth roots are present, they stimulate the jaw bone and promote bone health.

implant dentures shown supporting the jaw bone

However, missing teeth leave behind a hollow cavity which causes bone deterioration and decreases bone density over time. Since there is nothing to sustain it, the thickness of the bone reduces and alters the appearance of the jaw.

Implant dentures replace the roots of the missing teeth, keeping the bone strong and preserving its tissue.

Perfect Your Smile With Implant Dentures

Although conventional dentures offer a solution for missing teeth, they’re known to slide off or pinch the wearer, making them a nuisance to wear.

With Implant dentures, you don’t have to worry about the prosthetics falling in the middle of a sentence or causing sores. These implants act and look like regular teeth and are maintained the way you usually clean your natural teeth.

Our denturists at Ottawa South Denture Clinic have the knowledge and technology needed to provide you with the best results possible. We strive to deliver an outstanding customer experience by creating a comforting and friendly atmosphere the moment you step through the door.

Reach out to us to learn about permanent Implant dentures and book your complimentary consultation today.