Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures can be either fixed or removable and offer many advantages over traditional dentures. If a fixed restoration is selected, then it is screwed onto 4 to 8 implants and does not need to be removed at night. It is only removed by your dentist for routine maintenance as he deems fit.
If a removable denture is selected, the denture will “snap” on to the implant rather than requiring the use of denture paste or adhesives. Removable dentures can be taken out for cleaning at night.
Easy to care for, this solution can simulate the look and feel of natural teeth and stay fixed in place with the implants acting as anchors. Patients will not experience the typical rocking and movement or gum irritation associated with dentures.
Dental implant placement can also help alleviate the sunken look that can occur with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone growth in the area around the implant. This process is called osseointegration and can also help prevent future bone loss.