Traditional dentures often cause people discomfort due to movement and slippage along the gums. In addition, traditional dentures typically require the inconvenience of messy pastes or adhesives. Implant supported dentures allow our patients at Serenity Smile Designs to replace their traditional dentures with a stronger and more reliable missing teeth replacement option. The implant denture technique used by Dr. Erik Mendelsohn to restore the appearance and function of your teeth with natural-looking results.
Implant supported dentures can replace multiple sets of missing teeth on the upper and/or lower arches. Instead of utilizing putties and adhesives to keep the dentures in place, an implant supported denture uses a dental implant to secure the denture and significantly reduce the potential for movement or slippage along the gums. This technique anchors your denture to the jawbone, providing it with greater stability.
Dental implants are essentially artificial tooth roots. The implants will be strategically placed in the area of missing teeth, where they should fuse to the jawbone over time, ultimately becoming a permanent part of your mouth. Each set of dentures is firmly affixed to the implants for reduced movement along the gums and a more natural fit, without the need for dental adhesives.
The dental implants used to anchor the denture offer superior stability compared to traditional dentures. This added stability also allows you to enjoy foods that are often prohibited or problematic with traditional dentures. Since only four dental implants are required to replace an entire set of teeth, implant supported dentures can be a more cost-effective form of tooth replacement. Implant supported dentures are also ideal for patients interested in dental implants but lack the bone volume necessary for a full set. As an added benefit, implant supported denture procedures can typically be performed in a single day, giving you a natural-looking, beautiful smile almost instantly.
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