With dental implants, patients are provided the option to restore function in their mouth and smile, without the complications that come with dentures or fixed bridges. Regular dentures often cause gradual deterioration of the bone and soft tissue because the dentures just rest on top of the gums and do not stimulate these areas. Implant-supported dentures, however, provide much needed stimulation and help preserve the facial structure.
There is no risk of accidental slipping or other embarrassing moments with implant-supported dentures because they are rooted in the jawbone. Embarrassing side effects such as slippage, loose fit, and clicking sounds are eliminated. Although implant-supported dentures can be placed in either the upper or lower jaw, they are most often placed in the lower jaw where stability is most important.