30 Apr Top Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures
When you have missing teeth, you have a few replacement options. Traditionally, patients have turned to dentures, but with today’s technology, you now have more options. Two popular procedures include dental implants and implant supported dentures. Our dentist, Dr. Moriarty, always discusses the benefits of these options with patients to help them choose the right one for their situation.
What Are Implant Supported Dentures?
The defining feature of this type of dentures is in the name: implant supported. Unlike regular dentures, which simply fit against your gum, these are attached to the gum with implants. You undergo a surgical procedure to secure the implants into your jawbone. There is a special attachment on which you place the dentures.
Unlike dental implants, which are permanent, these dentures can be removed by Dr. Moriarty for regular cleaning to help you maintain a natural healthy-looking smile. These dentures are generally placed on the lower jaw however, you can get them for both your upper and lower jaw.
A solid candidate for this type of procedure is a patient who:
- Has sufficient bone for the implant
- Has little or no teeth
Benefits of These Dentures
When you have to make a decision of what type of tooth replacement to undertake, it is beneficial to recognize the advantages of each one. Many patients find that having dentures secured onto an implant provides many benefits over traditional dentures.
Some of the more common advantages that appeal to our patients include:
- Less discomfort
- No rubbing of the dentures on the gum
- Better chewing ability
- Enhanced speaking ability
Contact Us Today
When you have to live with missing teeth, it can become a problem quickly. Rather than living with the consequences, including bite issues and further bone decay, contact us in Lawrence, KS to schedule an appointment with Dr. Moriarty. He will discuss the options and help you determine the right course for you!