Denture wearers have perhaps the most to gain from dental implants. Patients who have dentures without implants are typically able to generate only 20% of normal chewing force. With as few as two dental implants, dramatic improvement can be made in the quality of life of denture wearers. Dental implants stabilize the denture and allow the denture to be supported during chewing, avoiding putting too much pressure on the gum line, which nearly eliminates denture sores as well as the deleterious wear on the jaw bone structure.
Patients with dental-implant-supported dentures enjoy confidence in knowing that their dentures will not fall out while they are talking and can avoid using messy adhesives. The denture is still easily cleaned and maintained. Dental-implant-supported denture patients also enjoy an enhanced nutritional status. It has been shown in scientific studies that patients with full dentures are oftentimes chronically malnourished to some degree and that stabilizing dentures allows denture patients to eat a more complete diet, which has been shown to enhance the nutritional status of denture-wearing patients.