Unlike a regular denture, which rests on your
gums, Implant Supported Dentures are anchored in your mouth by zirconia dental implants.
Most often, this form of denture is placed in the lower jaw because dentures
tend to be less stable in the lower jaw. However, Implant Supported Dentures
can be placed in in the upper jaw as well. In this type of denture, your
Implant Supported Denture snaps into place on the implants surgically placed in
your jaw. This prevents the denture from slipping or coming loose in the mouth.
It also removes the need for denture paste or adhesives. The Implant Supported
Denture can be removed at night for cleaning or, if you have a Fixed Implant Supported
Denture placed, your dentures will act as permanent teeth.
Full or Complete Dentures
Full dentures are used to replace teeth after they have all been lost or removed. The teeth are usually removed due to gum disease or decay. Dentures are used to replace missing teeth and can be either conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are usually placed after all of the teeth have been removed and the gums have begun to heal, usually after about 12 weeks. Immediate dentures are placed immediately after the teeth have been removed. These appliances provided by doctors for dentures allow the patient to replace missing teeth during the healing process but will most likely need to be realigned or redesigned after healing is complete, as the gums will shift and change during this time.
Partial dentures are devices that are used when one or more natural teeth remain healthy in the upper or lower jaw. They are designed to fit around the remaining healthy teeth and can be either removable or fixed. Removable partial dentures can be removed from the mouth for cleaning or eating. A fixed partial denture accomplishes the same result as a removable partial denture, except that it is cemented into place using the adjacent teeth for support and is usually called a bridge.
If you need to replace missing teeth and think that dentures might be right for you, contact your doctor for dentures today. Check out more information about DuraCetal Cosmetic Implants and VisiClear Claps and Frameworks.
Implant Supported Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures
Dentures are well known to be uncomfortable and inconvenient. Many patients complain of discomfort, embarrassment, and unhappiness with their smile. Dentures by themselves do not act as natural teeth. The lower denture is not anchored in place and can cause slippage and prevent the wearer from eating the foods they love. Worse yet, dentures can cause bone loss because they do not stimulate the bone like natural teeth do. Overtime, the gums you rely up on to keep your dentures in place dissolve and the worse your denture will fit.
Implant Supported Dentures provide the wearer with a life without pain, discomfort, and embarrassment. Implant Supported Dentures act like natural, healthy teeth; they stimulate the bone and prevent bone loss, increase bite forces up to 10x in the first year, and look and feel like natural teeth! Wearers often marvel at the ability to chew, speak, and smile with ease and comfort again. Implants have truly revolutionized dentistry for the denture wearer.