A traditional solution for missing teeth is unsecured dentures. But these can be inconvenient, awkward, or painful. These dentures can make it harder for you to enjoy your favorite foods. The good news is that implant retained dentures may be a solution for you.These are false teeth that are supported by implants instead of the…
Getting Removable Implant Supported Dentures
If all of your teeth need to be replaced, then a good option for you may be removable implant supported dentures. This type of denture snaps into place in the patient’s mouth. Usually, this is a ball and socket attachment. However, a patient may also receive an implant that is supported on a bar. One of the benefits of this type of denture is the stability that it can provide to you.
What is a removable implant supported denture?
People who have missing teeth are often worried about dentures slipping out of place, falling out or becoming loose during everyday activities. While there are many denture adhesives available to prevent these problems, many of these adhesives do not provide the necessary support for patients. Getting an implant supported denture can prevent this problem. There are many benefits to this type of denture:
- Easier to clean: because the denture can be removed, it does not take as long to clean it
- Facial support: the denture can provide support for patients who have bone loss by filling in the space underneath the lips
- Ease in chewing: an implant supported denture makes it easier for patients to chew foods that might be impossible with traditional dentures
How are implant supported dentures placed?
A dentist will first place the implants in a patient’s jawbone. This will involve cutting the gum to expose the bone. The dentist may need to drill into the bone so that the implant can be placed. Then the dentist will stitch up the area around the gums.
After this has healed over the next several months, the dentist can place the attachments for the dentures. Usually, the attachments will be either a ball and socket attachment or a bar attachment. Then the dentist can show the patient the right way to place the dentures on the attachment.
Who is a good candidate for implant supported dentures?
Patients must have enough bone remaining in the jaw to support the implants. The right way to determine if a patient is a good candidate for this is to have a dental consultation. A dentist can use oral examinations and X-rays to determine the structure of a patient’s mouth. The dentist will also help the patient determine what a patient can expect during the treatment process and how to prepare in the right way. Generally, anyone who is missing all of the teeth on the upper or the lower jaw is a good candidate for implant supported dentures. Bone grafting procedures are available for individuals who do not initially have enough bone structure.
Visit a dentist today
Removable implant supported dentures offer several benefits, including making it easier for you to chew and being easier to clean. You may be a good candidate for this type of denture if you have missing teeth and good bone structure. You can have bone grafting done if you do not have sufficient jawbone. Visiting a dentist can help you replace your missing teeth with removable implant supported dentures.
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