Permanent Dentures in Westmont, IL Improve Your Lifestyle
Implant supported dentures placed by Dr. Timothy Walsh are designed to snap into place on top of dental implants to create a very secure fit. This connection eliminates the risk of looseness or slipping while talking and eating, which are common problems for traditional denture wearers. Implant supported dentures can be removed for cleaning when needed, but you could also choose fixed implant supported dentures which work like permanent teeth.
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Implant Supported Dentures in Westmont, IL
Traditional dentures are designed to sit on top of the gums, but this can cause bone deterioration over time as well as complications such as a loose fit, clicking sounds, or gum irritation. Implant supported dentures are anchored into the mouth with an attachment to dental implants. These dentures are often used in the lower jaw area where removable dentures are less stable, but may also be used as a tooth replacement option in the upper jaw.
With these types of dentures, three or more dental implants are placed directly into the jaw bone. Metal bars are run along the gum line between the implants and the denture rests right on the bars, attached with metal clips. This creates a secure fit without the need for studs that are used in ball retained dentures. Many patients choose bar retained dentures because they do not rub against the gums, become loose, or cause discomfort.
Ball retained dentures are also known as stud attached dentures and are designed with a ball and socket mechanism. The base of the denture has several sockets that line up with the balls placed on the dental implants in the jaw bone. The balls and sockets snap together for a tight and snug fit, and this allows for an open palate denture. The ball and socket attachment is less likely to slip and move like traditional dentures, which means that the patient can eat and speak normally.
Implant supported dentures are snapped right into place on top of dental implants and provide a very secure fit and hold, eliminating the need for using pastes or adhesives. If you are interested in learning more about permanent dentures in Westmont, IL, set up a consultation today!