Implant-Supported DenturesWhen missing teeth are affecting your life by making it harder to chew, speak clearly, or smile proudly, implant-supported denture can be a good option to restore proper function and appearance.
What are Implant-Supported Dentures?Implant-supported dentures are an alternative to traditional easily-removable prosthetics. Unlike conventional dentures, implant-supported dentures are anchored in place. This method prevents the problems of sliding, slipping, and falling out that are so often an issue with traditional dentures. Additionally, implant-supported dentures stimulate bone and gum tissue, thereby preventing deterioration. There are two types of implant-supported dentures:
- Bar-retained—Once the implants have been placed in your jawbone, a thin metal bar shaped like your jawline is then attached. The denture is clipped onto the bar for a secure and comfortable fit.
- Ball-retained—The implants will have ball-shaped or "male" attachments that fit into corresponding "female" sockets on the dentures. How are Implant-Supported Dentures Placed?
- Look at your entire dental history
- Take X-rays
- Order a CT scan
- Make impressions