What Are Implant Supported Dentures?

Posted on: May 2, 2018

If you happen to be someone who has experienced tooth loss, there are a few dental options available for replacing your teeth. One of the best options is dentures. When you are missing teeth it can be difficult for you to perform your everyday functions with ease, like eating, smiling and talking. Additionally, a healthy mouth is one that has a full set of teeth. When one or more of your teeth happen to be missing, you are going to experience additional oral problems sooner or later. Implant supported dentures are often an option for those who are in need of dentures, with both partial dentures and full dentures being an option for most dental patients.

Conventional dentures

Conventional dentures are a great option when someone is missing teeth and have been available for many years with a goal of improving someone’s overall oral health. While conventional dentures work perfectly fine for many dental patients, some patients find it difficult to wear this type of denture. This is often due to the shape of their mouth, and although adjustments can be made to the denture in order to help them fit better, some patients will still experience problems when wearing conventional dentures.

Dental patients who experience fit issues often when wearing conventional dentures need to know that there are other denture options available. Because implant supported dentures are held in place using dental implants, there is no longer for a dental patient to be concerned about fit issues. Dental implants mean that the dentures will stay exactly where they are supposed to stay.

What are implant supported dentures?

Implant supported dentures are dentures that are held in place using dental implants. A dental implant resembles a tooth and is often used for the purpose of replacing one or more teeth. Dental implants can also be used to support the wearing of dentures, which means that the dental patient no longer has to be concerned about whether or not their dentures will shift or fall out.

Because every patient is different an experienced dentist will need to first perform an evaluation of their mouth in order to determine if the patient is indeed eligible for implant supported dentures. If they are, the dentist will then determine the best place to insert the dental implants so that the dentures can be easily attached to the implants. Because these type of dentures attach directly to the implants they are held securely in place. Implant supported dentures will need to be removed during the night for cleaning and care.

Since the implant supported dentures do not rest directly on the gums, they are much more comfortable to wear because there is no irritation. Additional benefits of implant supported dentures include the ability to chew better, the ability to speak better, the ability to experience less gum tissue irritation and the ability to feel overall confident.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Creating Smiles Family Dental PC, request an appointment in our Bloomfield dental office here: https://creatingsmiles.dental. Or call us at (973) 302-2082.


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