Implant supported dentures are an effective modern treatment to replace missing teeth
Implant supported dentures might be the right answer. If you are missing many teeth your have three options for replacing them:
Implant supported dentures come in two types: fixed and removable. What’s the difference?
- Fixed implant supported dentures most closely resemble the function of natural teeth because they are permanently fixed in place.
- Since removable implant supported dentures can be taken out, they are less stable than fixed implant supported dentures.
The cost of treatment and the amount of healthy jawbone are common factors when considering which option is right for you.
Why implant supported dentures?
Dental implants are considered a treatment for missing teeth. They replace both the tooth and the tooth’s roots, and may provide long-term stability and improved function. If you are missing numerous teeth it is not always necessary to replace each missing tooth with a dental implant. It is only necessary to place enough implants to support the dental restorations chosen. Our goal is to provide the maximum benefits with the minimal treatment. Here’s where implant supported dentures come in.
Cost effective stability
Implant supported dentures are a great way to replace missing teeth. The treatment combines the stability and durability of dental implants and the cost-effectiveness of dentures. Using as few as two dental implants for the lower jaw, an implant supported denture will not slip, come loose or press down on your gums the way a traditional denture does. With today’s technology, implant dentures for the lower jaw are becoming quite common.
Implant supported dentures for the upper jaw can be a bit more tricky because your sinuses and speech are involved. For this reason and because of aesthetic concerns, more implants are usually necessary for an implant supported denture for the upper jaw.
Implant Supported Dentures: A Fixed Alternative to Removable Dentures
In many cases well constructed and designed implant supported dentures can improve one’s ability to chew.
If you are missing teeth, we invite you to imagine enjoying the simple pleasure of being able to chew what you want with comfort and confidence. If you would like to learn more about implant supported dentures and if they are the best treatment option to replace your missing teeth, please schedule a consultation.