What Are Implant-Retained Dentures?
If you are fully edentulous, you’ll need a full set of dentures to restore your teeth. If you want added security and better function, you can talk to Dr. Omid about whether you’re a good candidate for implant-retained dentures. There are three types you can choose from. During your implant consultation with Dr. Omid, you’ll learn which option will best fit your needs.
All-on-4 dental implants: This is a great option for those on a tight budget or patients who have already experienced jawbone recession. Four implants are placed in your upper and/or lower arch at specific locations and angles. The dentures snap onto the implants.
Traditional implant dentures: Six to eight dental implants are typically placed into the jawbone. Again, the dentures snap onto the implants, holding them securely in place.
Implant and bar: The implants are connected by a metal bar, and the denture clips onto the bar.
Implant dentures are a good option for edentulous patients because it helps keep the jawbone strong and healthy. When you can avoid jawbone recession, you’re better able to maintain the natural, youthful shape of your face, which will definitely give you some confidence. Additionally, implant-supported dentures are very secure. You can eat and speak with confidence, knowing your dentures won’t slip or come out.