Traditional dentures are worn by millions across the world. It is a great option for those who have lost all their teeth or no longer have any healthy teeth left. Even though we take many steps to ensure a proper fit, traditional dentures have their limitations. Due to gravity and the nature of the device, dentures can become loose while chewing or talking. Dentures have limited functionality, which can affect your food choices and create awkward social situations. However, with the use of implant technology; we are able to create implant overdentures and fixed implant dentures. It is a terrific solution to many of the common issues with traditional dentures.
An implant overdenture can be created for both top and bottom arches of the mouth. It is a removable denture like the traditional denture; however, with the aid of implants, it snaps in to place to assist in retention and stability. The implant snaps act as a securing device to help increase comfort, create a better fit, allow for more chewing efficiency, and increase confidence in your smile. The implant overdenture is still easily removable at home for sleeping and cleaning.
Lastly, there is also a more permanent implant denture solution. A fixed-detachable denture utilizes 4 to 6 implants to secure the denture in place, and it can be created for both top and bottom arches of the mouth. It is held in place by implant screws and can only be removed in a dental office for cleaning and maintenance. A fixed detachable denture is the most similar to having your natural teeth.
The implant denture process can seem daunting but is worth the long-term investment. Please contact our office to assist you in creating your new patient appointment. We take pride in helping you understand the process and creating your best smile.