What are Implant Supported Dentures ?
Implant supported dentures help patients missing all or most of their teeth to get a fully restored smile. Unlike conventional dentures which are removable, dentures supported by implants are permanently fixed in the mouth so you never have to worry about your appliance rubbing, slipping, or falling out.
Advantages Over Conventional Dentures
Implants are small titanium posts inserted into the gums which then fuse to the jawbone, providing a durable and reliable foundation for your dentures. The implants serve to anchor your dentures in place to provide a comfortable fit for chewing, speaking, and smiling with ease. Your replacement teeth are also custom-made and aligned to fit your mouth and give you a natural-looking smile. Because implants permanently root your dentures in place, there is no need for messy adhesives. Removable dentures can accelerate the deterioration of your bone and gum tissue, but fixed dentures protect your gums and promote better oral health.
Types of Implant Supported Dentures
Fixed dentures come in two forms: bar-retained and ball-retained.
Bar-retained dentures use three or more implants as anchors using a thin metal bar placed along the gum line.
Ball-retained dentures use a ball and socket mechanism to link implants and your dentures. A small steel ball is placed atop the implant, then sockets are attached so that your dentures snap into place.
Whether you use bar-retained or ball-retained dentures, both provide a fixed treatment. Care for your oral health, your implant, and your dentures by following the instructions provided by your dentist.
Trusted Dental Care in Thousand Oaks, CA
Dr. Sid Solomon, DDS has dedicated more than twenty years of experience to helping patients eliminate pain and embarrassment due to an imperfect smile. His skill and expertise are furthered by his ongoing education in the field, allowing Dr. Solomon to combine safe, proven practices with advanced technology and customized patient care.
If you have several lost or failing teeth, call us today to learn if fixed dentures might be the solution to restoring the health and beauty of your smile.