Patients benefit greatly from implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures compromise traditional adhesive-supported dentures and more expensive advanced full-arch dental implants.
At Smile Fresh Dental Grand Blanc, implant-supported dentures are an excellent choice for people looking for a low-cost way to improve their ability to chew and smile greatly. The implant's support allows the dental fixture to be fashioned into a horseshoe, minimizing bulk and expanding the palate to generate more space for the tongue and more excellent taste. Implant-supported dentures are more stable and do not require adhesive.
Individuals can improve their nutrition by eating fruits and vegetables, steaks, corn on the cob, and other items typically avoided when wearing traditional dentures. Furthermore, implant-supported dentures dramatically boost patients' confidence in their ability to smile and talk.
How Do Implant-supported Dentures Work?
When a person has lost most or all of their teeth, implant-supported dentures, like standard dentures, are utilized. Implant dentures replace an entire arch of teeth, restoring your smile completely. Implant-supported dentures are classified into two types: bar-retained and ball-retained.
A narrow metal bar that attaches to the implants and runs along the palate, following the curve of the jaw, holds bar-retained dentures in place. Clips and other fittings are connected to the denture or bar. When the denture is placed over the bar, it snaps into place.
Ball-retained dentures use a peg and depression mechanism to function. The ball is frequently located at the end of the implant and the matching hole in the top of the denture.
The Procedure For Implant-supported Dentures
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root used to hold a crown in place. Small titanium posts are screwed directly into the jawbone to form implants. On the other hand, regular dentures rely on adhesive and mouth muscle strength to keep them in place. We will proceed with implant placement in your jaw if you have enough bone density. Otherwise, a bone graft will be required as a separate treatment.
Over the next three months, the all-on-6 dental implants will fuse to your jaw in osseointegration. Our dental implant dentist will monitor your healing during this period to ensure that you are mending appropriately.
We'll snap the arch of fake teeth into place once you've fully healed from dental implant surgery. Like traditional dentures, your implant-supported dentures will feature an acrylic base that simulates your gums. Many patients like how implant-supported dentures appear and feel like natural teeth.
The Advantages of Implant-Supported Dentures
- They are a low-cost choice for significantly improving chewing and smiling abilities.
- They perform more like natural teeth.
- Because the denture is removable, it is simple to clean.
- This method preserves bone and gum tissue.