A person with missing teeth will have to deal with numerous challenges with regards to being toothless on a daily basis – what were once activities that were taken for granted as easy to do (such as eating, smiling, or speaking) may eventually be seen as extremely difficult to do, without the help of natural teeth. One of the solutions to missing teeth dentistry problems is the use of dentures, which will replace the form and function of the teeth that have been lost.
Those who have worn dentures for a long period of time, however, may experience some discomfort – especially in cases when the jaw bone has receded or atrophied, which results in dentures that lose their previously comfortable fit. Subperiosteal dental implants can make denture-wearing a more comfortable experience, providing denture-wearers with a better quality of life.
What are subperiosteal dental implants?
Subperiosteal dental implants are implants that are placed on top of the jaw bone – as opposed to traditional dental implants which are embedded onto the jaw bone. The lightweight material of subperiosteal implants is usually placed on top of jaw bone which has receded or atrophied – but below the gum line. Subperiosteal implants provide missing teeth solutions for those who do not have sufficient jaw bone mass – which is needed in the placement of other types of dental implants like root form, or plate form implants.
How can subperiosteal implants improve the use of dentures?
Subperiosteal dental implants are used to provide a secure base to which the dentures can be attached to. Discomfort and pain are associated with ill-fitting dentures, which will have a tendency to lose their comfortable fit with the passage of time. Subperiosteal implants, which are securely placed on top of the jaw bone, will in turn provide the necessary stability for the dentures – preventing problems such as uncomfortable rubbing against the gums or inner mouth lining, or falling out in an embarrassing way.
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