Many patients have conventional dentures that are loose. This can cause difficulty when eating or speaking. Often times this is not due to a poorly fitting denture, but rather a lack of sufficient tissue to support the denture. Many patients simply lack enough of a ridge to adequately support a denture.
Fortunately, for those patients we can use dental implants to significantly improve the stability of their dentures. After the dental implants are surgically placed into the jaw, we can fit them with special abutments that will snap into housings placed inside their dentures. This greatly increases the amount of retention, and patients can eat and speak without worrying about their dentures coming loose.
For those wishing to achieve maximum stability, we can actually create a denture that is not removable by the patient. These fixed implant supported dentures are screwed or cemented to the implants.
Call us today for a consultation appointment to see if implant supported dentures are right for you.