Wearing dentures can help to improve the overall look and feel of your smile. Unfortunately, even the best-made dentures can be uncomfortable or loose at times, causing a person to feel self-conscious about the way that they fit. In this case, implant-supported dentures can be utilized to help the dentures fit more securely in the mouth so that they do not feel loose, slip or fall out. At Bright Star Sapphire Dental, we are able to help with the implant-supported denture procedure so that you can feel confident in your smile.
What are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures involve two or more implants surgically placed underneath the gums that are then used to clip onto a full arch of dentures. The dentures are specially-made to clip onto these implants to offer a secure fit. Limited orthodontics may be necessary prior to the implant procedure to make space for them to be inserted, but this will be discussed during your exam and consultation appointment.
Who is a Good Candidate for the Procedure?
If you currently wear dentures and are looking for a more secured fit, implant-supported dentures are the best option for you and can help you to feel more confident about the way that your teeth look. Not everyone is a viable candidate for the procedure, since those who have bone density problems or have compromised immune systems may not necessarily be able to have implants placed. Some of the best candidates for the procedure include:
- Patients who are tired of loose-fitting dentures that slip or fall out
- Patients who want a more natural smile
- Patients who are viable candidates for surgical dental implants
- Patients who have been wearing dentures for years and want a newer technology
If you are interested in implant-supported dentures, contact us today!