How do implant-retained, or attached, dentures work?
- Posted on: Jun 15 2022
When you think of full dentures, you might envision your grandparent’s false teeth. You may think of fake-looking appliances and teeth that don’t look natural at all. Fortunately, the field of cosmetic and restorative dentistry allows patients to have many more options when it comes to replacing teeth in the smile. Dr. Patterson of Simi Valley, CA is pleased to offer a number of tooth replacement options including the popular implant-retained denture. This denture has better fit and function and ensures a natural look and the ability to enjoy one’s favorite foods! Read on to learn more about the implant-retained denture and how it works.
What is an implant-retained denture?
Dr. Patterson describes an implant-retained denture as a type of denture that is held in place by dental implants. Unlike traditional dentures, which rely on natural teeth or gum tissue to stay in place, implant-retained dentures are attached to dental implants that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. This type of denture is more secure and comfortable than traditional dentures, and it can last for many years with proper care.
Why do patients choose implant-retained dentures for missing teeth?
There are several reasons why patients may choose implant-retained dentures for missing teeth. For many patients, implant-retained dentures provide a more secure and comfortable fit than traditional dentures. Additionally, implant-retained dentures can last for many years with proper care, while traditional dentures may need to be replaced every 5-10 years. Implant-retained dentures are often more affordable than other types of dental implants, and in some cases, may be covered in part by dental insurance plans.
How are implant-retained dentures put in place?
Implant-retained dentures are usually put in place during a series of appointments at our office. The first step is to surgically implant the dental implants into the jawbone. Then, a temporary denture is put in place while the jawbone heals. Once the jawbone has healed, the final denture is put in place.
Request a consultation visit with our team today!
If you are considering implant-retained dentures for missing teeth, please call our office to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to discuss this option with you and answer any questions you may have. We are located in Simi Valley, CA and can be reached by calling 805-584-1194 for an appointment.
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