Anchoring dentures with implants provides vastly-increased stability and alleviates embarassing denture slippage.
About Implant-Supported Dentures
With removable dentures, it can be difficult to enjoy certain foods or to speak with confidence. Most denture wearers also report problems with fit and function. They often fear their dentures will come loose and cause issues or embarrassment.
This situation can all be avoided, however, when dental implants are used to anchor and stabilize dentures. Implants virtually eliminate troublesome denture movement while also improving their fit and functionality.
Once your implant-supported denture is complete, coming in for regular cleanings around the implants and examinations of your dentures and soft tissues will help you keep everything in optimal shape.
Implant-supported dentures usually feature a special type of ball-shaped abutment or attachment at the tip of the implant. A retaining component, usually an O-ring, is incorporated into the denture. The O-ring snaps over the ball when the denture is seated, giving the denture much-improved stability.
To learn more about implant-supported dentures and how they might benefit you, please contact us at our dental office today.