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What You Should Know About Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures are an increasingly popular treatment option for people who are looking to replace missing teeth. Although there are many benefits to receiving implant supported dentures, many people have questions about these dentures and how they can help provide a solution to their problem.
People who are deciding whether or not undergoing this procedure will be right for their needs should seek more information about implant supported dentures to help inform their decision.
Important information about implant supported dentures
Here are some important facts anyone who is interested in implant supported dentures should know as they consider this procedure:
Implant supported dentures replace missing teeth
This procedure is one of the most effective ways to replace missing teeth. Dental technicians create dentures using acrylics that are well-suited for each patient's individual smile. These dentures are then attached to a patient’s jawbone using dental implants embedded in the bone.
Patients who are missing their teeth can use this treatment option to replace their teeth with dentures that look and operate like natural teeth.
There are two types of implant supported dentures
Dentists fix these natural-looking dentures to the jawbone using either ball-retaining or bar-retaining dentures.
Ball-retaining dentures use implants with round, ball-shaped attachments at the top. These attachments are affixed to attachments on the dentures, allowing them to connect securely.
Bar-retaining dentures use implants that attach to a metal bar that is shaped like the patient’s jaw. Once these implants are connected to the bar, dentists secure the dentures to this bar, allowing the dentures to stay in place.
Both of these methods provide more stability than traditional dentures, which use adhesives to attach dentures to a patient’s gums.
Implant supported dentures are more stable than conventional dentures
One of the main concerns expressed by people with conventional dentures is how common it is for these regular dentures to slip. People with implant supported dentures do not share this concern because these dentures are more stable than traditional dentures.
Because they are attached to and absorbed by the jawbone, the dental implants used for implant supported dentures actually stimulate the bone, protecting what little bit of bone remains. This helps the dentures gain strength from the jawbone while preventing the jawbone from shrinking down and causing the need for adjustments.
Conventional dentures require maintenance as the bone begins to shrink and deteriorate over time. This leads to what is known as a collapsed smile, facial wrinkles, and a weakened bite. People who want a solution for their missing teeth that will have long-term benefits and stability should consider implant supported dentures over conventional ones.
Considering implant supported dentures?
Anyone who is looking for a way to replace missing teeth should consider implant supported dentures. Those who are weighing whether or not this procedure will be helpful can learn more information about these dentures by scheduling a consultation with a dentist.
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