Dentures are one of the most cost effective total tooth replacement methods on the market, but using glues and adhesives to keep them in place can be a nuisance. Fortunately, there’s an alternative to all those sticky glues.
Your Adhesives Aren’t Just Uncomfortable, They’re Damaging Your Gums
Dentures rely on support from soft gum tissue and are held in place using an adhesive. Over time, this solution will cause the gum tissue to recede and prevent your gums from remaining a stable base. This means that dentures may become uncomfortable, loose, and difficult to keep in place. A patient’s dietary choices may be limited as well. Adhesives also need to be reapplied at regular intervals and may still allow your replacement teeth to slip with enough pressure.
Dental Implants Provide a More Secure Anchor For Your New Teeth
Dental implant surgery is the placement of titanium posts that act as the roots of lost teeth. Unlike adhesives, which use flexible gums as support, dental implants get their support from the jawbone. This doesn’t just mean your gums will be protected: your jawbone mass will be preserved as well thanks to continued stimulus from implants.
Once dental implants are placed, dentists drill holes in your dentures (or new prosthesis) and they can snap right on. They’ll never move or slip, and they’ll give you more confidence and chewing power. If you use smaller diameter mini dental implants, you can even have your prosthesis placed on the same day as your implants.
Dental implants have a success rate of 98% and can last a entire lifetime with proper maintenance and care, which is as simple as normal tooth brushing and flossing and regular dental checkups. Unlike glue-based methods, daily adjustments aren’t needed.
Talk to your dentist and find out if dental implants are right for you!