Implant Retained Dentures are overdentures that are supported in the mouth by implants into the jawbone. This is different from a regular denture, those just rest on the gums and have no support. Implants are used when a person doesn’t have any teeth in the mouth, but they do have enough jaw bone that an implant can be inserted and used to support the denture. Implant Retained Dentures are more permanent than regular dentures since they are affixed to the jaw by implants and don’t just rest on the gums.
Do Implant Retained Dentures work? If you are looking for a permanent denture that requires implants, then yes. If you’re looking for something that you can take in and out this isn’t the right fix, since they are not easily removable like regular dentures. They do however provide better functionality and aesthetics than regular dentures. These implanted dentures also tend to last longer and hold up better. If you are looking for a quick fix, this isn’t the right denture, it takes time for the implant to fuse to the jaw bone. It may take longer but it is overall a better quality and functions better in the long run.
Are you interested in learning more about implant retained dentures? If you’re thinking about getting implant retained dentures you should schedule an appointment with the dentist to talk about your desired outcome and options. Here at All About Smiles we take patient care very seriously and we strive to provide the best care, from family care and oral surgery to braces and so much more. To learn more about this and the rest of our services give us a call at (734) 981-1199.