Implant Supported Dentures
September 1, 2018
No rocking, no rubbing, and total confidence—implant supported dentures are a rock-solid denture solution. But just what are they and how do they work? Implant supported dentures are overdentures that are attached to, and supported by, implants. They are a permanent option for people who don’t have teeth to support dentures but have enough bone in their jaw for implant placement. They are also a convenient option for people who want a more secure denture placement.
Patients report that implant supported dentures are comfortable as they do not rest or rub on their gums. They even report that they enjoy the taste and texture of foods more, particularly for the upper arches, since the palate isn’t covered. These dentures also don’t rock, allowing denture wearers to eat a variety of foods without worrying about slippage. Implant supported dentures ensure that teeth stay in place while speaking. You can even laugh with the confidence of knowing your dentures won’t slip or fall out of your mouth.
Implant supported dentures are known to prevent jaw bone shrinkage, since the action of chewing can be more assured and vigorous, allowing for jawbone stimulation that prevents bone reabsorption. Some patients opt for lower implant supported dentures only, as they fit better than regular dentures and don’t slip. Like regular dentures, they are easy to remove for cleaning.
The implants themselves are placed under your gum in the jawbone at the front of your mouth. There is more bone there to anchor the implant. Dental implants are artificial roots made of titanium, they integrate with the bone in the jaw, making them stable. Depending on the procedure used by your dental health professional, the implant process may be done in one stage or two. Once healed and fully integrated, a fixed bridge or denture is attached to the implants and denture wearers can smile and eat with complete confidence.
If you’re interested in learning more about implant supported dentures, give the experts at Oakville Denture Centre a call today. We are welcoming new patients from Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga and beyond and would love to help you achieve the smile you’ve missing.