Loose-fitting dentures? A regular denture that rests on the gums tends to fit less firmly, rocking back and forth. Gone are the days where traditional dentures are your only option. An implant-supported denture snaps onto attachments on the implants, providing better retention to the overdenture.
The implant overdenture is a removable and affordable solution to those looking for the security of not having to worry about your “teeth” coming out in social situations. Dental implants improve your quality of life. Of an acrylic base, that will look like gums; it is more secure than traditional dentures. You will not have to worry about your denture slipping or having to use an adhesive to keep it in place. While a fixed implant bridge is the best alternative an implant overdenture has many benefits.
Advantages of Implant Bar or Ball Supported Dentures:
• enable individuals to speak more easily
• reduce worry that dentures may become loose or fall out
• enable you to eat more types of foods
• taste food again, the palate is no longer covered• more stable than traditional dentures
• a more natural feel
• improved chewing capacity vs. a traditional denture
After the implants are placed, the patient will wear a denture until the implants heal, which typically can take about 4-6 months. After this time, a new denture is made that will attach to a bar or snap on to balls to click in and out. Patients need to know they will experience some rocking of the denture and may have to see their dentist for adjustments and sore spots. Overall this is a better option to a traditional denture and an affordable alternative to All-On-4® implant bridge.
Please give us a call to schedule an appointment or ask any questions you may have about implant-supported dentures.