Dentures are a major improvement over no teeth at all. They improve chewing and speaking ability and can restore your smile. But there is a treatment that is far superior to dentures – the dental implant. See how easy it is to upgrade your dentures with dental implants and why it’s a worthwhile investment in your smile.
What do you like most about your dentures? What do you like least?
For many denture-wearers, the question of what they like least about dentures can be a much longer list than what they enjoy about their prosthetic. There are the sticky adhesives that taste terrible but are a necessary evil. Other patients with dentures complain about the various difficulties they have in chewing certain foods. Then there are lesser known challenges like irritation from slippages that occur at the gum line. Fortunately, implant-supported dentures can put a stop to all of these annoyances.
By inserting dental implant fixtures through your dentures, you create an upgraded restoration that has numerous new benefits. Here are some of the most pertinent advantages of implant supported dentures:
By inserting a few strategically-placed dental implants, our San Antonio dentists create a secure structure that enables us to snap your dentures in place. From then on, you can effortlessly loosen, fasten, or remove your denture at will when you don’t need it. In every sense, implant supported dentures are a major upgrade from the traditional version.
Implant supported dentures are classified by the way they’re secured. Here are the two major types of implant supported dentures:
This type of implant-supported denture gets its name from the fact that a ball attachment is designed to go into a socket to secure the dentures in place. For ball-retained dentures, each implant is connected to a metal attachment that corresponds to a socket on the dentures.
In the case of bar-retained dentures, two to five implants are used to hold a thin bar into place. This thin bar curves along the jawline and serves as an anchor for clips or other attachments. The bar and denture are customized to match the dimensions of your mouth.
If your dentures leave something to be desired, consider upgrading them to dental implants at Reger Family Dental. With a relaxed and welcoming demeanor, Dr. Reger will make you feel comfortable during your visit. Be prepared to tell him details about your oral health history so he can accurately assess your condition. If you’re ready to have your dentures upgraded with dental implants, contact Reger Family Dental and see how we can enhance your smile!