You may have heard of implants or dentures, but have you heard of implant-retained dentures? If you are missing teeth and want to restore their full function along with your smile, these restorations may be the right option for you! They will look and feel natural, and no one will even know they are there!
What Are Implant-Retained Dentures?
Implant-retained dentures are replacement teeth, stabilized and held in place by several dental implants, unlike traditional dentures which rest on the top of the gums. The dentures come with a snapping mechanism, allowing you to remove them, but gives you the confidence that they will stay in place.
Types of Implant-Retained Dentures
There are two primary types of implant-retained dentures. Bar-retained dentures involve placing between two and five implants in your jawbone and attaching them to a thin, curved, metal bar. The dentures fit on top of the bar and use attachment fixtures to clip them in place securely. Ball-retained dentures, also known as stud-attachment dentures, involve each implant holding a ball-shaped, metal attachment that fits into another attachment on your dentures, holding them securely in place.
Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures
Implant-retained dentures come with many benefits. They are remarkably secure and comfortable to wear, and will not require the use of dental adhesives, pastes, or powders. They feel more like natural teeth and help with chewing and speaking. The implants used help preserve the bone in your jaw, which helps maintain your facial structure. Your new dentures will restore lost lip support, lessening the appearance of wrinkles around your mouth. Best of all, you'll be able to smile with confidence once again!
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you are looking for tooth replacement options that look and feel great, implant-retained dentures might be the right restorative solution for you. We, at Frankston Family Dental, have the experience and expertise necessary to provide you with quality dental restorations. We are all about your comfort and your smile! Call today!