Implant Supported Dentures for Increased Confidence

If you are missing some, most or even all of your teeth, implant supported dentures can complete your smile and bring that confidence back.

If you have come across this article, you are likely searching for teeth replacement solutions. It is also likely that you have considered traditional dentures as an option. While conventional dentures work for some patients, these prostheses can often feel uncomfortable, slipping out of place and shifting around in the mouth. This sensation can limit your ability to chew, speak and even smile. That is where implant supported dentures can come in to save the day.

What are implant supported dentures?

This revolutionary system of teeth replacement was borne from denture-wearers needing a more stable solution to edentulism (the loss of many or all of the teeth). Conventional dentures rely on the gums and mouth muscles in order to stay put. Modern dentistry’s greatest minds came up with a solution that improved on the traditional dentures: dentures that are attached to dental implants.

Implants are screw-like titanium rods that are surgically inserted directly into the jawbone where tooth loss has occurred. Although implants are common for single-tooth replacement, they can also be used to replace an entire row of teeth, on either or both the top and bottom arches. Many dentists recommend implant supported dentures to replace the bottom teeth, as traditional dentures are less stable there.

A patient must have sufficient bone density in the jaw in order to have the implants placed. After the implants have been strategically inserted into the jawbone (there are usually four to six implants required per denture), the fixed or removable denture can be fitted into place.

There are two types of implant supported dentures: a fixed denture and a removable denture. Removable dentures work much like their conventional counterparts, in which the patient removes them at the end of the day during sleep. Permanent, or fixed, dentures are meant to be placed there for good. Removable dentures can last up to 10 years, while permanent dentures are known to last even longer.

Since implant supported dentures are more stable than conventional dentures, many patients report a boost in confidence just days after getting theirs fitted. Removable implant supported dentures are attached via a snap-on system, either magnetic or with pegs. Permanent implant supported dentures stay in the mouth permanently unless removed by a dentist for maintenance or repair.

A stable solution for boosted confidence

The stability offered by implant supported dentures is unmatched by any other teeth replacement device. Since these appliances attach directly to the implants that are firmly rooted in the jaw, they act much like natural teeth. The wearer can eat almost whatever they want (with regular dentures, there are many dietary limitations), speak without worry and smile with confidence. Call our office today to get a quote for your custom implant supported dentures.

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