Improve Your Lifestyle with Permanent Dentures. Compromised speech, low self-esteem and problems chewing food are a few problems people with missing teeth experience on a day to day basis. If this sounds like you, talk to our dentist about the benefits of implant supported dentures. These tooth replacement solutions are designed to function like permanent teeth and could be exactly what you need to restore your smile.
Unlike a regular denture, which rests on your gums, implant-supported dentures are anchored in your mouth by 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 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.
Implant dentures are either placed using a bar-retained or a ball-retained mechanism. This is the connecting mechanism of the base of the dentures to the top of the implant and is what helps create a more secure fit. Bar-retained dentures snap tightly onto a bar secured in place with implants. Ball-retained dentures connect the base of the denture to the top of the implant with a tight ball-and-socket mechanism.
If you think you may be a good candidate for permanent dentures, please contact at Gums and Smiles Family Dental in Leander, Texas 78641 to schedule an appointment.