What is an implant-supported denture? Implant supported dentures are over-dentures fixed to the gums by mini implants. Implant-supported full or partial dentures can counteract the cons of denture wearing and help you achieve better form and function.
For patients with uncomfortable or loose-fitting dentures, stabilizing it with mini implants can be a more comfortable and functional solution. People who opt for implant-supported dentures are more confident when they talk, laugh, and eat in public. Implant supported dentures typically make it easier to chew food and reduce the problems often associated with traditional dentures and bridges. Plus, they look and function more like natural teeth, which can restore confidence in your smile.
Not everyone is a candidate for implant supported dentures. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. The procedure can take multiple visits over several months. During the first visit, an anchor is placed into the jawbone and the site is allowed to heal for several weeks or months. This gives your tissue time to grow around the anchor to more firmly hold it in place.
When considering treatment, patients are clearly presented with pros, cons, and all available options.
If you would like to learn more about implant supported dentures or other dental implant options, give our dental team a call.
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