Dentures and Partials
Any person with common dentures recognizes that eating a steak or biting on an apple is always risky because your dentures might slide and slip as they lose their bond to your gums.
The answer for this is getting the denture installed on implants in your jaw. Implant-supported dentures lock the denture in position, giving people reassurance that their dentures are not going to slip when eating or speaking in public.
An implant-supported denture is actually a variety of denture that is reinforced by, and mounted on, dental implants which are attached in the jaw. A normal denture sits on the gums and tends to fit less tightly in the mouth. The actual dental implants are placed into the jaw and bond to the jawbone creating an anchor. If a person has ample bone in the jaw to support implants, an implant-supported denture is best. This sort of denture has unique attachments which snap onto the implants, enabling the denture feel firm and secure.
Patients say the implant-supported dentures help to make their everyday life more enjoyable, permitting them to even eat caramel at a party without needing to worry about the dentures sticking with each other.
Patients usually select from a fixed or a detachable implant-supported denture. A detachable denture allows the individual to wash the denture more easily, while a fixed denture is constantly worn in the mouth, permitting the individual to feel like these are real teeth. Both types have their advantages and the requirements of the patient will guide Berrien Dental in the most effective recommendation.
Implant-supported dentures or partials can bring back natural function and a genuine smile for people who are missing many or all of their teeth. Contact us today for more information.