What are Implant-Supported Dentures?

What are Implant-Supported Dentures?

A beautiful, healthy smile is a confidence-building asset and a sign of overall wellness. Unfortunately, many people encounter obstacles on their journey to achieving the perfect smile due to tooth loss or other dental problems.

Thankfully, implant-supported dentures can offer an effective solution for those seeking a way to restore their smile. 

Implant Supported Dentures Explained

Implant Supported Dentures work just like traditional dentures. The only difference is that they use dental implants to anchor them, allowing for a more secure fit than a standard set of dentures. 

These dentures look, feel, and function like natural teeth and are virtually undetectable. The implants also help support healthy gums, preserving vital facial structure and preventing further deterioration of the jawbone.

What Are the Benefits?

There are several benefits associated with implant-supported dentures, including:

  • Improved Appearance

Implant-supported dentures look and feel more like real teeth, so you don't have to worry about your appearance being affected by bulky or ill-fitting dentures.

  • Increased Stability

Traditional dentures can slip out of place when you eat, talk, or laugh—which can be incredibly embarrassing! With implant-supported dentures, however, you won't have to worry about this happening because they will stay firmly in place no matter what.

  • Enhanced Comfort

Unlike traditional denture adhesives which can irritate your gums, implants provide a comfortable fit that won't cause any discomfort or soreness.

  •  Improved Oral Health

Dental implants help preserve bone density in your jawbone, which can prevent further deterioration of your oral health. Plus, because implant-supported dentures will stay securely in place, there's no need for messy adhesives or pastes that can get stuck between your gums and teeth and cause gum irritation or infection. 

How Do They Differ from Traditional Implants or Traditional Dentures?

The biggest difference between implant-supported dentures and traditional implants or traditional dentures lies in their level of stability.

As mentioned above, traditional dentures often slip out of place whereas implant-supported ones remain firmly in your mouth thanks to their connection with dental implants which serve as artificial roots holding them securely in place at all times!

Additionally, unlike traditional implants which require extensive surgery before being fitted properly—implant-supported dentures are often anchored by mini-implants. Mini-implants are smaller than traditional dental implants, and in many cases don’t need any additional support such as bone grafts prior to placement, making them a more convenient option for many patients.            

Who is a Candidate for Implant Supported Dentures?

Implant-supported dentures are a great option for those who have lost all their upper and/or lower teeth due to decay or injury but still have healthy jawbones capable of supporting the implants necessary for securing them in place.

However, even if you fall into this category, it’s best to consult with your dentist, as factors such as age, overall health status, lifestyle habits (smoking), medications taken etc., may affect candidacy.

We Can Transform Your Smile!

Are you in Mesa, AZ and looking for an attractive yet comfortable way to restore your smile after tooth loss? Then consider implant-supported denture treatment at Gallery Dental Studio! Our team, led by Dr. Dallin Birch, provides comprehensive care throughout the process – from consultation through surgery – so you get everything you need for successful results! Contact us today to book an appointment.

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