Dentures are a mediocre substitute for natural teeth. Dentures remove about 70% of your bite strength making your favorite foods a thing of the past. It’s amazing how quickly denture wearers realize that they will need something different to restore their dental abilities! We can make a big boost in those natural chewing abilities by simply stabilizing the lower denture by using a couple of implants. The difference is immediately noticeable!
How the Jaw Works
In order to understand why this works, you have to first understand how the jaw works. Your jaw is made up of two arches, the top arch and the bottom arch. The top arch is a part of your skull, and it is completely stationary. Your lower jaw is attached to your skull through a joint called the temporomandibular joint. When you chew, speak, or yawn, the only part of your jaw that really moves is the lower jaw.
Your Lower Denture is Important
The lower jaw is the part of your jaw that moves the most. When you are wearing dentures, the lower denture generally sees much more slipping and sliding! With a matter of two implants placed strategically in your lower jaw, we can create a more stable bite. Your dentures will actually click onto the implants creating a stable, secure hold. You’ll be able to enjoy your favorite foods once again without any worry that you’ll lose your denture in the process.
Dentures are mediocre, but with dental implant solutions, we can make those dentures a more capable restoration. Contact us today to learn more about how dental implants can change your denture experience. We would love to help you develop a happier, healthier smile.