Dentures are a great tool to restore your smile and give you confidence. However, traditional dentures may not be ideal. Implant retained dentures may be better fit for you.
What Is An Implant Retained Denture?
An implant-retained denture is a denture that uses an implant fixed in the bone to hold it in place. Your dentist removes the root of a tooth and then inserts a titanium post (the implant) in its place, securing it in the bone beneath. The bone then fuses with the implant, holding it as it would a regular tooth. The denture then sits on top of the implant, holding it in place instead of a regular tooth.
Why Do You Want Implant Retained Dentures?
The benefit of implant-retained dentures is that they help to preserve the jawbone. The jaw, like other bones in the body, requires a certain amount of stress to maintain its shape and size. Without constant chewing and pressure from the teeth above, it doesn’t get the stimulation it needs to induce tissue maintenance. Over time, it can slowly fade away, especially when wearing traditional dentures. Implant retained dentures transmit chewing forces directly to the bone below, sustaining it long-term.