Traditional dentures are full sets of removable teeth that replace all of your teeth. They’re typically secured with an adhesive fitting attached to your palate. Traditional dentures are designed to fit and function best when supported by dental implants.
Dental implants are small titanium posts inserted into your jawbone where a tooth is missing. Once the posts are implanted, they will fuse to your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. After healing, your dentist will attach a connector to the top of the implant, which will look like a small metal post. A set of dentures will be made to fit onto the connector.
The post holds the denture securely in place, which will not move or slip during use. However, it is important to remove and clean the denture daily.
Dental implants are surgically placed into a patient’s jawbone. Once in place, the posts fuse with the jawbone and provide stable support for replacement teeth. Since dental implants fuse with the jawbone, they can provide unparalleled support for dentures.
In order to replace a full arch of teeth, four or six dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone. After a period of a few months, the implants will have fused with the jawbone, and the denture will be connected on top. The denture will be removable, but it will stay securely in place throughout the day.
Implant-retained dentures offer many advantages over traditional dentures, such as:
Implant-retained dentures are not right for everyone, but they’re often ideal for people who are missing all of their teeth. Implant-retained dentures have special attachments that snap onto your implants. This allows you to bite, chew, and speak just as you would if you were using your regular teeth.
The Denist in Atlanta GA and the team are happy to explain the dental treatments offered at the practice in detail. If you would like to learn more about implant-retained dentures, we invite you to give us a call at (404) 255-4575 and schedule a consultation.