Implant Retained Dentures – Quality dentures keep Franklin patients chewing and smiling
There are three main options for replacing teeth with dentures. Following your consultation, your restorative dentist will explain choices that are right for you..
This removable option is for the patient who has lost all, or the majority of their teeth. The dentist designs dentures to provide a realistic appearance and comfortable fit and function.
This type of denture is also removable, and is an option for the patient who has some healthy teeth remaining. By filling in the spaces left by missing teeth, the patient is able to chew more efficiently, speak more clearly, and smile with confidence. Partial dentures also prevent existing teeth from shifting, which helps to avoid further tooth loss and issues with the jaw joint. Partials are secured to adjoining teeth with metal or acrylic clasps.
Either partial or full dentures may be stabilized with dental implants. This method provides optimal stability and helps to maintain healthy bone density. Once implants are placed and healed, specialized fixtures are applied to the implants with corresponding attachment points on your existing or new denture.
Implant-retained dentures may be permanent or removable:
- Permanent dentures – This option affixes your new teeth in place. A full denture is typically secured with four to six dental implants and is not removable. You brush the denture just like you would your own natural teeth, and don’t have to worry that it will wobble or pop out.
- Removable implant-retained dentures – This method is almost as secure as permanent implant-supported dentures. However, the denture can be removed for cleaning. It snaps into place, eliminating the need for denture adhesive.
Dentures that fit well and look good have a positive impact on quality of life. Call K&E Advanced Dentistry to learn more about your options for dentures. Call our office in Franklin at (855) 912-7677