Implant Retained Dentures

Dentist

Phoenix, AZ

Replace Your Missing Teeth With Implant-Retained Dentures At SK Dental

When you are suffering from missing teeth, replacing them is usually the best option for your dental health. Your bite pressure and your speech and your ability to chew can be affected by missing teeth. Their absence might put additional strain on your remaining teeth, resulting in persistent pain in your jaw and constant headaches. Losing a tooth can also have an impact on your appearance. The following information explains how an implant-retained denture can be used to replace missing teeth.

While many patients have no trouble using an upper denture, some patients face difficulty during eating and wearing their lower dentures. At SK Dental, you will be provided a wide range of implant-supported replacement options if all of your lower teeth are missing.

What Happens If I Am Missing All Of My Lower Teeth?

Ball Attachment Denture

One of the choices that you have is to get two implants inserted in your lower jaw. Following that, our dentists will specially design a denture that snaps onto these implants that you just placed. This is a better option than staying without dentures. This provides your lower denture with improved stability. However, if any food particles, particularly seeds, get lodged under your lower denture, they will move, thereby causing sore spots. Denture adjustments will be required regularly, much like any other removable replacement teeth.

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2. Implants Placed

3. Denture Attached

Bar Attachment Denture

Another alternative is to have four to six implants placed in your lower jaw, based on the size and shape of your jaw. The implants are attached to a specially designed support bar when they have healed completely. Your denture will have inner retention clips that attach to the support bar and allow the denture to snap firmly into place. This is normally referred to as an “overdenture”. This solution has the advantage of being far more stable than the first one and leaves space for very little denture movement. Your denture can still be taken out for regular cleaning sessions and easy maintenance

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2. Implants Placed

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Screw Retained Denture

The third alternative that you have, is to insert five or more dental implants in your jaw and then join a permanent denture to them. Screws or clasps fasten your denture to the support posts or bar and ensure that they stay in place. It does not come into contact with the gum tissue, allowing you to clean beneath the denture without having to take it out. This denture will restore all of your lost lower teeth and will only be removed for cleaning appointments. Although cleaning beneath your denture without taking it off takes more time and skill, many patients who choose a permanent denture prefer to go for this alternative.

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2. Implants Placed

3. Denture Attached

What Happens If I Am Missing All Of My Upper Teeth?

For your upper jaw, the same range of services is available at SK Dental. In the case of the upper jaw, patients often require more implants for their replacement set of teeth. This happens because the upper jawbone is not as hard as the lower one. You might not even need to cover the roof of your mouth with a complete denture. However, this depends on the number of implants that are being inserted. This service allows you to get a better idea of the temperature of your meal by ensuring that you can completely taste it. Your denture will have a more natural feel to it. You’ll still have a detachable denture, which makes it much easier to maintain the support bar and denture.

Implant Retained Upper Denture

Depending upon the number of implants to be placed, it may be possible to eliminate the need for covering the roof of your mouth with a complete denture. This option allows you to fully taste your food and gives you a better sense of its temperature. Your denture will feel more natural. You will still have a removable denture, which makes cleaning the support bar and denture much easier.

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