Implant Supported Dentures
An estimated 45 million Americans currently wear full
An estimated 45 million Americans currently wear full or partial dentures also known as prosthetic devices. These prosthetic devices allow our patients to complete their smiles, but also have inherent drawbacks. Some of these drawbacks include changes in the supporting bone that cause the denture to become loose or ill fitting requiring messy creams and some discomfort. Implant supported dentures can create a modern alternative to traditional dentures.
An implant-supported denture offers patients more stability than a traditional dental appliance. Patient can speak confidently without worrying about the denture becoming loose or falling out, and many people can once again eat the foods they love.
What are implant supported dentures?
A regular denture sits on your gums, sometimes requiring a paste or adhesive cream, and tends to fit less securely. An implant-supported denture attaches to implant posts, which a skilled doctor will surgically insert into the jaw. With an implant-supported denture, special attachments snap onto the implants to hold the denture in place. Although patients usually choose an implant-supported denture for the lower jaw since regular dentures tend have less stability in this location, you can wear implant supported dentures on either the upper or lower arch.
“I am using an implant-supported denture and the experience has been very different from what I thought at first. I appreciate everything Dr. Lu has done for my dental health.”
– Steven, Lorton, VA
How do implant supported dentures work?
With implant-supported dentures, patients can choose from bar-retained or ball-retained devices. In both cases, a dental technician will place porcelain or acrylic teeth to a gum-colored base. Bar-retained dentures need at least three implants, and ball-retained dentures need at least two posts.
With implant supported dentures, patients enjoy renewed freedom and vitality. The benefits include:
Our experienced implant dentistry team delivers personalized, full-service care and one-on-one attention. As our patient, you’ll receive outstanding service focused on your individual needs. Each facet of your smile’s restoration will be performed at our comfortable, state-of-the-art Irving facility.
We don’t just provide replacement teeth, we take care of you now and in the future. Questions on dental implants? Refer to our dental implant Learning Center.
If you’re at all interested in improving your smile with dental implants, be sure to make your appointment with our Alexandria Implant Dentist by calling 703 585 2688, or by using our contact page. Please let the receptionist know that you are interested in dental implant treatment.