Regular dentures sit on the top of your gums but can cause bone loss and leave space that causes problems such as clicking sounds, a loose fit, and slippage. Implant supported dentures are combined with a dental implants procedure to restore missing teeth with fewer complications than regular dentures. These dentures are often used in only the lower jaw where removable dentures are usually less stable, but can also be used for the upper jaw when needed.
If you have missing teeth and have thought about getting dentures, Dr. Rodney Horvat, and Dr. Scott Cohen at Periodontics & Implant Dentistry can determine whether you are a good candidate for a dental implants procedure with implant supported dentures. These dentures are snapped into place right on top of dental implants to provide a secure fit and eliminate the looseness and slipping that often occurs with regular implants. These dentures are designed for easy removal for cleaning purposes, but can also be permanently fixed to the teeth to function as permanent teeth.
Bar-retained dentures work with three or more dental implants placed into the jaw bone. A set of metal bars run along the gum line between the implants, and the denture is attached with metal clips to sit right on the bar. This structure is a secure option for dental implant placement and offers the benefit of being more comfortable than traditional removable dentures.
Also known as stud-attached dentures, ball-retained dentures work with a ball and socket mechanism. The base of the denture has several sockets that line up with balls placed on the dental implants directly in the jaw bone. The balls and sockets fit together for a very secure fit, and can restore a patient’s ability to speak and eat without problems.
Wondering what types of treatment options are available for missing teeth? Learn more about the dental implants procedure with dentures by calling Periodontics & Implant Dentistry today!