Nowadays dental patients with missing teeth are fortunate to have a tooth replacement choice that is far better than both the traditional dentures and dental bridges of the past. At Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center in Lone Tree, CO we offer implant-retained or implant-supported dentures which each provide numerous advantages over conventional dentures.
- Secure in the mouth—no slipping
- Offers up to 100 percent natural chewing function
- Upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate
- Little or no gum irritation
- Doesn’t reduce speaking ability
- Strong and durable
- Implants prevent bone loss and “sunken face”
- Allows user to eat any type of food—yes, even steak
- No adhesive required
- Minimally invasive oral surgery for implant placement
The Differences Between Fixed and Removable?
Fixed implant-retained dentures (sometimes called screw-in) require more implants than the removable type. They can restore 100 percent chewing function. Removable implant dentures, sometimes called snap-in, may require just four implants to stabilize the upper arch and just two for the lower denture. Removable implant-stabilized dentures can restore up to 90 percent of chewing ability.
Implants require a sufficient amount of healthy bone structure for placement. The condition of your jaw bone affects whether or not it can support implants and where the posts can be inserted.
Fixed implant dentures cost more, but some people believe the benefits outweigh the extra expense.
Fixed implant-supported dentures don’t have to be removed for cleaning. Patients who have found it inconvenient to clean conventional dentures would face the same issue with removable implant-retained dentures.
Fixed dentures are stronger than removable dentures. Patients who choose foods that are harder to chew should consider this.
People with TMJ or sleep apnea may find it more difficult to manage these conditions if they have to remove their dentures at night.
How To Choose?
Call us today at Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center in Lone Tree, CO to schedule a consultation for implant-supported dentures or a host of other general and cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as dental bonding, gum recontouring, dental crowns, or porcelain veneers.
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