Updated: 7 days ago
If you are missing all your teeth, you probably might be thinking about getting dentures. Or maybe you are already wearing dentures but are wondering if there is any better alternative. Whatever your situation may be, we have a solution.
Owing to the advancement in dental sciences, long gone are those days where the only option for replacing all your missing teeth was traditional removable dentures. Now, you can get more permanent and efficient teeth replacement solutions with implant-supported dentures, also known as snap-in dentures, available at our dental clinic.
WHAT ARE IMPLANT-SUPPORTED DENTURES?
Traditional dentures are fitted directly over your gums and rely heavily on the support and structure of the jawbone. This makes them prone to slipping out at unfortunate times and compromises your ability to chew and speak properly.
This is where implant-supported or snap-in dentures come to the rescue. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures provided by our excellent dentist take the support of dental implants.
Dental implants are titanium fixtures shaped like a screw and are surgically placed into the jawbone. These implants are left in the jawbone for 3-6 months, during which they integrate with the jawbone and acts as a tooth root. Once healed, the abutments are placed, and your jaw impressions (dental impressions) are taken.
We send these jaw impressions to a dental laboratory where your supported dentures are designed and made. Once the dentures are ready, we will call you for your final appointment, where our dentist will fix your dentures over the implants—the dental implants placed by our dentist act as a sturdy foundation for the denture placement.
Our clinic provides removable and fixed implant-supported dentures. With removable implant-supported dentures, you will have to remove the dentures every night before you sleep and ensure that you clean them before wearing them.
These dentures, once placed, securely sit on the implants with no risk of falling off. Fixed implant-supported dentures, as the name suggests, are screwed over the implants. Once placed, you would not have to worry about taking them out or putting them back as they are firmly secured to dental implants.
BENEFITS OF IMPLANT-SUPPORTED DENTURES PROVIDED AT OUR CLINIC
RESTORES ORAL FUNCTIONS
The biggest drawback of traditional dentures is that it compromises chewing abilities as well as speech. However, this problem no longer exists with implant-supported denture treatment done at our dental clinic. These dentures can sustain the normal chewing forces, ensuring that you can eat all your favorite foods. These dentures are also much less bulky, ensuring that your speech is restored to as it was before.
Implant-supported or snap-in dentures are more stable and reliable than traditional removable dentures. They do not become loose while eating or talking.
PRESERVES JAW BONE
Once you have lost all your teeth, the jaw bone begins to shrink as the teeth' root no longer stimulates the bone. The jawbone will continue to shrink; this will change the facial proportions and change how the facial skin wraps around the bone. Soon, you will notice facial sagging.
However, with our implant-supported dentures, you will never have to face this problem. Implants are screwed into the bone and continue to stimulate it; this stops the process of bone shrinking. This ensures that your facial proportions remain the same and you have a youthful appearance.
LOOKS MORE NATURAL
Implant-supported dentures look much more natural and aesthetically pleasing in comparison to traditional dentures. Our patients also have shared with us that implant-supported dentures are much more comfortable than traditional ones.
So, what are you waiting for? Get on your journey to a beautiful smile with our implant-supported denture treatment. If you have any more questions or would like to know more, contact us, and our fantastic team of dental professionals will be there to assist you.