Implant supported dentures
For clients that are not satisfied with the function of their current dentures and desire something a little more functional than traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures can be an option. There are many variations to connect the denture to implants. Please contact your denturist or dentist to discuss treatment options.
Implant-supported dentures are the middle ground between the conventional denture that uses adhesive and the more expensive advanced full-arch dental implants.
Implant-supported dentures are a great option for individuals who are seeking an affordable option to significantly improve their ability to chew and smile. The support of the implant allows the dental fixture to be shaped into a horseshoe, reducing the bulkiness and opening the palate to create more space for the tongue and better ability to taste food. Implant-supported dentures are sturdier and do not require adhesive.
The individual can improve their diet by including fruits, veggies, steaks, corn on the cob, and other foods one would typically have to avoid with traditional dentures. Also, implant-supported dentures significantly improve patients’ confidence to smile and speak.
This type of dentures is removable, and you’ll be able to snap it on and off as many times as needed. This means that cleaning and maintaining the denture is just as easy as a traditional denture.
Conventional Dentures vs. Implant-Supported Dentures: The Important Differences
What are the important differences between conventional dentures and implant-supported dentures?
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
- They are an affordable option for significant improvement in the ability to chew and smile
- Implant-supported dentures are sturdy and don’t need adhesive
- They function more like natural teeth
- The denture is removable, making it easy to clean
- This option preserves gum tissue and bone