Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported denture’s is a type of denture that is directly supported by implants, making it different from a regular denture which simply attached to the gums. Implant supported dentures are used when a patient does not have any teeth that can support the dentures. With adequate bone present, the implant-supported denture can be snapped on to the implants using a special attachment.
Implant dentures are more common for lower teeth since it is often less stable and needs more support than those on the upper jaw. Depending on your dental condition and fit of your dentures, implant dentures can be used for both upper and lower teeth.
How Do Implant Supported Dentures Work?
At Upper Thornhill Dental we make our Implant dentures look like natural teeth and gums. Teeth can be made out of acrylic or porcelain and attached to an implanted base. This can be a bar-retained denture, where a thin metal bar supported by 2-5 implants, follows the natural curve of your jaw. The implant dentures are then clipped onto the bar and secured by attachments. In other cases stud-attachment are used, this is called ball-retained dentures.
Why Choose Implant Supported Dentures?
Compared to regular dentures, implant-supported dentures are securely attached and held in place. It means it is unlikely to become loose or fall off when you chew, talk or laugh. A secure attachment prevents dentures from slipping, eliminates the need for uncomfortable adhesives and provides a more secure and confident smile. Implant-supported dentures can be removable or permanently attached depending on your choice.
For more information on implant-supported dentures, ask your Upper Thornhill Dental Care specialist and call us at 905-832-5545 today!