Dentures are an affordable, natural looking solution for the replacement of missing teeth. However, patients sometimes experience dissatisfaction with the discomfort and lack of security of slipping and shifting dentures. These concerns, coupled with diet restrictions, are remedied by implant supported dentures.
Implant supported dentures are a dental restoration option that makes it possible for Dr. Jason Cataldo to give the stability of dental implants to your dentures. Supported by implants placed in the jaw bone, dentures no longer require removal. There are two types of dentures supported by implants: bar-retained dentures supported by implants and ball-retained dentures supported by implants.
Bar-Retained Dentures Supported by Implants
With this method of implant supported dentures, several implants are strategically placed in the jaw bone. A metal bar is then anchored to the dental implants and the implant supported dentures are fastened with clips.
Ball-Retained Dentures Supported by Implants
This is a ball and socket method of implant supported dentures. Dental implants are placed in the jaw bone and fitted with balls. The dentures are created with corresponding sockets that allow the implants to snap into the dentures, resulting in a secure hold.
Dentures Supported by Implants
Posts for implant supported dentures are made of biocompatible titanium, facilitating the process in which the titanium post fuses with the jaw bone. This process creates a strong hold and the post mimics the function of your tooth root. This is especially beneficial for the preservation of bone, as the titanium post will stimulate the jaw bone, causing the bone deterioration to stop.
Implant supported dentures offer more stability, less discomfort, and dental implants can last a lifetime. If you are interested in learning more about dentures supported by implants or the various options available for permanent tooth restoration, contact our office to schedule a consultation.