Implant supported dentures are snapped into place on top of dental implants. This provides a secure fit and hold, eliminating looseness or slipping without the need for paste or adhesives. Implant supported dentures are designed so that they can be removed for regular cleaning, or you can opt for fixed implant supported dentures, which function as permanent teeth.
Dental implants can now help dentures to fit and function more securely. Dental implants are also noted for preventing bone loss because unlike traditional dentures, which rest on the gums, teeth implants are placed in the jaw bone where they stimulate it and keep it strong.
Not only are dental implants good for preventing bone loss, they can give you the improved quality of life you desire. Implant-supported dentures let you eat and socialize with ease.
Preventing bone loss with implant supported dentures can be achieved in two ways. Dr. Field can provide an implant-supported denture that you can remove or a permanent variety that stays in. Either way, both models can be fitted for the lower and upper jaw.
Bar-retained dentures function slightly above the gum line. Dr. Field examines your mouth and identifies the best areas to place the dental implants. Once the implants are in place, a thin bar of wire is installed along the gum line to connect the implants. The denture is then placed on top of it and secured with a few clasps.
Ball-retained dentures, or stud-attached dentures, are performed using a ball and socket. A ball-retained denture does not have a palate, which means the roof of the mouth is not concealed. This allows you to taste and feel the flavor and textures of food better. Dr. Field examines your mouth and identifies the best areas to place the dental implants, which feature little balls on the tips. Once the dental implants are in place, Dr. Field lines the denture up with the balls and locks it in.