You can easily search You Tube or Facebook and find countless video clips of embarrassing denture moments. The subject of the video clip is usually a good sport who laughs along with everyone else. For some denture-wearers, fear of these moments keeps them from eating and speaking freely. Have you had an embarrassing moment with your dentures? It doesn’t have to be this way. Dental implants can stabilize your dentures.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
When dental implants are used as anchors to support a denture, this is called implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures can be used when there is enough bone in the jaw to support the implants.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
- Stabilizes your dentures — You don’t have to worry about your dentures slipping.
- Restores proper chewing function — Eat the foods you love.
- Helps you speak clearer— Your dentures won’t interfere with normal speech patterns.
- Looks more natural — Implant-supported dentures requires less acrylic.
- Preserves and stimulates bone — Prevents bone loss from altering your appearance.
- Gives you more confidence— Enjoy life without anticipating embarrassing moments.
Types of Implant-Supported Dentures
- Bar-retained dentures involve the placement of three or more implants and the attachment of a metal bar. The bar has a series of clips that attach to the denture. The dentures are removable for cleaning of the dentures and the bar.
- Ball-retained dentures involve the placement of two or three implants placed in the jaw. A ball-shaped attachment on each implant fits into sockets on the denture. The denture and implants snap in place as the ball goes into the socket.
You can have a set of implant-supported dentures made. Also, depending on the condition of your current dentures, the dentist can place implants and retrofit your current dentures. This process is called denture stabilization. Consult with a dental professional to find the right option for you.
Bring those embarrassing denture moments to an end. Speak and eat with confidence without worrying about your dentures slipping. Contact Marcus Dental Practice today to schedule your appointment.