Around 40.99 million Americans currently wear dentures, yet traditional adhesive-fixed dentures still bring problems like sore gums and difficulty speaking. By removing the need for adhesive in place of far more secure installations, implant-supported dentures remove these risks, simplifying your life, and taking your smile to the next level.
What are implant-supported dentures?
Unlike conventional dentures that rest on your gums, implant-supported dentures are attached to jawbones implants. This modern upgrade to tooth replacement can still be removed and cleaned as you require. During use, however, implant-support means that these dentures will be fixed firmly and comfortably in place. Most often, implant-supported dentures will involve two main types of dental implants, which are –
- Bar-retained implants: A thin metal bar attaches two-five implants to which dentures can be fixed using clips or other attachments.
- Ball-retained implants: Implants are fitted with ball-shaped connectors which fit into sockets on your dentures.
A member of our team will help you choose the right option based on your dental history and preferences. Treatment will then span across up to four appointments, including initial consultation and small surgeries to install implants.
Enjoying the benefits of implant-supported dentures
As well as directly addressing denture discomfort, implant-supported dentures offer a wide range of benefits, including –
- Natural finishes
- Reduced bone loss
- Improved speech
- Retained jawbone density
- And more
Find the perfect fit with Breakwater Dental
Denture implants offer a fantastic form of modern tooth replacement. Start enjoying the benefits today by contacting our expert team at 207-775-2072 for an initial consultation to discuss your options.
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