Dental Implants for Supporting Dentures
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If you are considering dental implants and dentures, you may have a hard time choosing between them. If so, don’t. Dental implants can be used to support dentures. This allows you to have removable dentures that are securely fixed while avoiding denture adhesive and the risk of slippage when eating or talking.
Deciding on the best tooth replacement option can be hard. This page contains some background information to help you make an informed decision, but many people prefer to talk the decision through with a qualified implant dentist. Please call (610) 649-0696 or email Lindsey Marshall, DMD today to schedule a consultation.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are dentures that affix to dental implants placed in your jawbone for support. This helps them remain fixed when you talk and eat. With implant-supported dentures you can eat and talk more easily and avoid embarrassing moments when dentures come loose in public.
Dentures supported by implants are more commonly used in the lower jaw where it can be harder to fit traditional dentures.
Denture-supported implants still rest on top of the gums and are removable for cleaning.
Why Choose Dentures
Most often, dental implants are used to anchor artificial teeth directly in your jawbone, making them comparable to your natural teeth. But sometimes you may elect to get implant-supported dentures instead.
If you don’t have enough bone in the jaw in all the places necessary to support full tooth replacement, then implant-supported dentures may be an option. They may also be the more cost-effective option for you.