Implant Retained Dentures
Types of Implant supported dentures:
- Removable Implant overdentures with two implants (generally for the bottom jaw only)
- Removable Implant overdentures with four implants
- Hybrid (fixed and removable) permanent dentures
Removable Implant Overdentures
These dentures have many benefits compared to conventional complete dentures. These benefits include:
- Implants prevent the denture from floating around in the mouth during eating or drinking.
- The dentures stay in place while talking and laughing.
- There is no need to worry about them falling out or coming loose with a sneeze.
- No longer a need to use sticky, stringy denture adhesive to hold them in place.
- This makes cleaning the dentures much easier and gives you more time to do other things.
- With implants in the bone to stimulate it, the bone will not melt away like it would with a complete denture.
- Implants help to reduce the amount of force placed on the gums leading to fewer sore spots.
- Implants also increase your biting force proportional to the number of implants
Hybrid Permanent Dentures
If you are missing teeth, losing teeth or living in ill-fitting dentures, then Dr. Harogiannis has a solution for you with denture implants. Replace a full set of teeth or replace old-fashioned dentures with a beautiful set of teeth locked down or secured with implants. You can replace an upper or lower set of teeth or both.
Usually, when you lose a tooth, it is best for your oral health to have it replaced. Missing teeth can affect your “bite” as well as your ability to speak and chew. Their loss can increase the burden on your remaining teeth and can cause muscle pain in your jaws and headaches. And of course, losing a tooth can affect your appearance. That’s why Dr. Harogiannis recommends the use of implant retained dentures.
Several implant-supported replacement options are available if you are missing all of your lower teeth.
Denture Implant benefits
There are several disadvantages to not replacing missing teeth or choosing traditional dentures. Bare gums make eating and speaking difficult, cause your facial structure to collapse over time, affect your physical appearance and impact your self-esteem. Traditional dentures share many of these disadvantages, including diet restrictions, discomfort and potentially embarrassing situations. Permanent denture implants come with the following benefits:
- Improved confidence
- Stability during eating
- Bone and gum preservation
- Less wrinkles or face shrinkage
- Improved dental hygiene
- Superior esthetics
- Nutritional benefits
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What Are Permanent Denture Implants?
As you may already know, dental implants are a tooth replacement option designed to look and function just like natural teeth. They have other uses, however, such as supporting tooth crowns, multi-tooth bridges and even full fixed dentures. Permanent Denture Implants are the latter, as they use dental implants to support a permanent denture system for both upper and lower arches.
Who Should Consider Permanent Denture Implants?
If you want to experience the security and health benefits of dental implants, yet would still prefer a removable tooth replacement solution, permanent denture implants may be your best option. As long as you have a healthy mouth with enough bone to support the implants (or would consider bone grafting), you’re an ideal candidate for permanent denture implants.
Take the Next Step
Call to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Harogiannis. You’ll get a full treatment plan custom-fit to your teeth.