Dentures & PartialsAn Overview
Dentures are the traditional method for replacing a full arch of missing teeth. A denture can be removable or secured in place using four or more dental implants.
Partial or full dentures are used to restore the health and function of an edentulous patient’s smile. Whether you are currently missing most or all of your teeth or if you need most of your teeth extracted, an implant-supported denture can rebuild your bite, support gum health, and prevent bone loss.
Benefits of Implant Dentures
Choosing to anchor a denture with dental implants improves the long-term function and health of the smile. Implant dentures do not slip and require no special cleaning solutions. When possible, Dr. Adams encourages patients to consider using implant secured dentures. Patients who use an implant secured denture enjoy long-term oral health and quality of life benefits.
Benefits of implant dentures include:
- Supporting facial structure integrity
- Preventing bone loss
- Reduced risk of gum disease
- Preventing gum recession
- No slippage
- Nearly full function of the chewing system
- Confident speech
- Natural-looking smile
Patients who currently wear an ill-fitting or slipping removable denture may benefit from receiving dental implants to secure the existing denture. Ask Dr. Adams about your implant options if you are frustrated by the fit or function of your current denture.