If you have several missing teeth along with bone loss, you may be a good candidate for dentures supported by dental implants. Regular dentures are designed to rest on top of your gums, which can cause bone deterioration and leave spacing that results in complications such as clicking sounds or slippage. Implant supported dentures are anchored in the mouth through a secure attachment to a set of dental implants. Dr. Frederick Olden may recommend dentures supported by dental implants following your oral evaluation.
Implant supported dentures simply snap into place on top of dental implants and provide a more secure fit and hold, eliminating the risk of slipping or looseness. It also eliminates the need for using any type of paste or adhesive to hold the dentures in place. Dentures supported by dental implants are designed to be removed easily for regular cleaning. You also have the option of fixed implant supported dentures that function just like your permanent teeth.
Also known as stud attached dentures, these dentures work like a ball and socket mechanism. The base of the denture is designed with several sockets that line up with balls placed on top of the dental implants fused to the jaw bone. The balls and sockets come together to create a very secure fit, which also allows for an open palate denture. This type of bond is even less likely to slip or move and restores the patient’s ability to eat and speak without limitations.
Ball-retained dentures, also called stud-attached dentures, function with a ball and socket mechanism. The denture base has several sockets that line up with balls placed on dental implants in the jaw bone. The balls and sockets fit together for an extremely secure fit, allowing for an open palate denture. Ball and socket attachment is even less likely to slip or move, restoring the patient’s ability to eat and speak regularly.
Would you like to learn more about dentures with dental implants in Rockwall, TX? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Olden today to find out if you are a good candidate for dentures supported by dental implants.