Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures combine dentures and dental implants to replace teeth with great comfort, stability, and functionality than traditional dentures alone. For patients who are worried about dentures falling out, or missing out on their favourite foods, implant-supported dentures can be just what they’re looking for.
What Are Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures are dentures held in place using dental implants. Dental implants are essentially artificial tooth roots, that sit in the jaw where real tooth roots used to be. Once they’ve settled into the bone, they can be used to anchor a variety of restorations, from a single tooth to a full arch of teeth.
While a single implant is typically used to replace a single tooth, a full set of dentures can be supported on just four precisely placed implants. This provides maximum stability of the denture without the cost or invasiveness of replacing each tooth individually.
Implant supported dentures can either be fixed in place, or removable. Removable dentures can be taken out by the patient for cleaning and maintenance. Fixed implant supported dentures can still be taken out, but require specialist tools at a dental clinic.
Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures
There are many benefits to implant supported dentures over traditional dentures.
- Dentures won’t fall out as they’re held in place by the implants.
- Greater support for the denture, allowing the wearer to eat tougher foods they might not be able to eat with regular dentures.
- Less irritation of the gum over time.
- Less deterioration of the jaw bone over time, as the implants provide support for the bone.
Is Everyone Able to Get Implant Supported Dentures?
Unfortunately dental implants are not suitable for all patients. There are several qualifying factors, such as bone density, health habits, and the patient’s general suitability for surgery.
Our team in Braselton will be more than happy to give you an assessment and determine whether implant supported dentures are right for you. Contact our team today to book an appointment and find out more.