Implant Supported Dentures
For people who have lost all their teeth, wearing unsecured conventional dentures can be uncomfortable, inconvenient and awkward. These dentures affect their speech and make it difficult to chew foods they once enjoyed.
Missing teeth can lead to bone loss and the jaw bone to shrink. This shrinkage leads to changes to the facial contours, wrinkled lips and a sunken mouth and chin. Jaw bone shrinkage causes unsecured dentures to lose their fit, resulting in pain and embarrassing dislodgement.
A variety of modern implant based denture solutions can dramatically improve quality of life by enabling proper chewing and speaking, consuming a wider variety of foods and ultimately increasing comfort and self confidence. With implant retained dentures you look and feel confident, allowing you to laugh with friends and family – anytime and anywhere.
Implant retained dentures can be of the following types:
Removable implant overdentures are dentures that attach to two or more dental implants. This is a stable, cost-effective option allowing removal for cleaning, eliminating the need for adhesives, and increased confidence in chewing a variety of foods.
Removable overdentures on an implant bar offers an even more secure fit as the denture is attached to a bar fixed to two or more dental implants. This bar provides stronger support and retention while allowing removal for cleaning.
Fixed implant supported dentures are a more durable solution. They provide natural looking replacement teeth secured on four or more dental implants, restores optimum chewing function, confidence in speech and maintains taste sensation.
Implant supported dentures last a long time with proper care and good oral hygiene. They provide comfort, stability and positively impact your quality of life.
To find out if this treatment option will work for you, please call our office for a consultation.