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Implant Supported Dentures

Implant Supported Dentures

Implant supported dentures help patients by restoring the look and function of a smile compromised by missing teeth. Removable dentures cause some patients to experience pain due to shifting and poor fit. Implant supported dentures eliminate this problem by providing a permanent hold for a secure and comfortable fit.

Bar-retained and Ball-retained Dentures

There are two types of dentures that use implants for support.

Bar-retained dentures require three or more implants. A thin metal bar is placed so that it runs the length of the gum line. This bar is attached to the implants and then the replacement prosthetics are attached to the bar. Bar-retained dentures provide a securely anchored solution for missing teeth so that patients enjoy a dependable fit that helps them chew and smile with ease.

Ball-retained dentures use small steel balls placed atop the implants. Sockets are fitted to these balls to support the denture for a lasting hold. Ball-retained dentures use a ball and socket mechanism which provides a permanent fit so you never have to worry about messy adhesives used with removal dentures or the rubbing and slipping such dentures may cause.

For both bar-retained and ball-retained dentures, implants are surgically placed into the gums to fill gaps left by missing teeth. By placing the implants and allowing them time to heal in the mouth, you gain a permanent and reliable foundation for your dental appliance. Implants offer many benefits including stimulation of the gums and jawbone which promotes better oral health by preventing gum and bone tissue depletion. Implants also protect your gums from contaminants such as bacteria and debris. When it comes to the lifetime of your implant, simply care for them as you would your natural teeth through regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups. This keeps your implants and your teeth healthy for years to come.

If you suffer from discomfort due to traditional dentures or from missing teeth, let Dr. Rostami and his expert team restore your smile with a customized solution. Call us today to schedule your next visit and to learn if implant supported dentures may be right for you.

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