Implant Supported Dentures

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An implant-supported denture as implied by the name is supported by implants, which are embedded in jawbone, while a conventional denture is solely supported by soft tissue (gums). Conventional dentures are often less comfortable and less stable because soft tissue cannot provide proper support. Your implant-supported dentures will be easier to speak with and eat with. You can shower with them and even swim with them without worrying that they would fall out. Food will taste better because upper implant-supported dentures do not cover the palate. Overall, implant-supported dentures feel a lot more natural than conventional dentures.

Implant-supported dentures have special attachments that snap onto the implants. These attachments can provide a range of tightness depending on how tight the patient prefers the dentures to be. The denture-however-and can be removed easily. If you already have good and comfortable dentures, we can often retrofit them with implant attachments. Implant-supported dentures can be made for both the lower and the upper jaw. Your body constantly makes new bone as long as the bone in that particular area is utilized. The roots of your teeth exert pressure onto the jawbone enticing it to regenerate new bone. Once teeth are lost- the jaw starts and continues to lose bone. Implants put pressure back onto the jawbone causing regeneration of bone.   Some people prefer to have fixed (non-removable) restorations instead of dentures in their mouths.

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