Dental Implants are Safer Than Dentures

For those people who have had dental problems, obtaining dentures may have seemed like a good answer to their dental issues. However, one of the drawbacks of dentures has been the need for denture adhesive to keep the dentures in place.

Products like Poligrip and Fixodent have become widely used to help denture wearers with loose dentures or those that do not fit properly. Unfortunately, in recent years it has been shown that those people who use such products tend to use more than what is generally considered safe, and because of this, many persons are finding themselves in danger of zinc poisoning or experiencing the signs of neuropathy.

Zinc is safe in the human body if it is ingested in small doses. Unfortunately, many denture wearers have such problems with the way their dentures fit, that they have to use larger quantities of denture adhesives to keep from having loose dentures. Thus, they overuse products like Poligrip and Fixodent and the result has been a rise in zinc poisoning in denture wearers. Many times those who have such poisoning may often develop a serious neurological side effect such as neuropathy, which is a nerve disorder that is characterized by pain and numbness to the feet and hands. As this threat has come widespread, many denture wearers are looking at other options for their dentures.

One of the best options for a denture alternative can be dental implants. Implants can be more natural looking and feel better than most types of dentures. Although it may be very costly to have all of one’s teeth replaced with implants, for some it may be more affordable to have a few implants done to act as stabilizers for one’s dentures. In this way, there is no worry with loose dentures and that eliminates the need for Fixodent or Poligrip dental adhesives. The use of this type of implant can be a good way to avoid zinc and the zinc poisoning affects that can lead to conditions such as neuropathy. There are many advantages to having dental implants over dentures. They fit better, feel better and generally look much better than dentures.

Not only do they look better, but also they are also safer than using dentures with dental adhesives to keep them in place. Dental implants can be an ideal way to avoid the zinc and zinc poisoning, that many products like Poligrip and Fixodent can create.

Dr. Daniel Nejat, DMD
Dr. Daniel Nejat, DMD

Dr. Daniel Nejat is a board-certified periodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. As one of the leading NYC periodontists, he has made significant achievements beyond the educational requirements of the specialty. Dr. Nejat has been practicing since 2003.

Dr. Daniel Nejat is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Northeastern Society of Periodontists, the American Board of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the New York Dental Society.