Full and Partial Dentures
Any person with normal dentures knows that consuming a steak or biting into an apple is often risky simply because your dentures may slip and slide as they lose their bond to the gums.
The solution to this is getting the denture mounted on implants in the jaw. Implant-supported dentures secure the denture in position, giving people peace of mind that their dentures aren’t going to slip when speaking or eating in public.
An implant-supported denture is actually a variety of denture which is supported by, and attached to, dental implants which are anchored in the jaw. A typical denture rests on the gums and tends to fit less securely in the mouth. The actual implants are put into the jaw and attach to the jawbone forming an anchor. If a particular person has sufficient bone in the jaw to support implants, an implant-supported denture is ideal. This kind of denture has special attachments which connect onto the implants, enabling the denture to feel stable and secure.
Patients claim the implant-supported dentures make their everyday life more pleasurable, allowing them to possibly even eat caramel at a get together and never having to be worried about the dentures sticking together.
Patients typically choose from a fixed or a detachable implant-supported denture. A detachable denture will allow the patient to wash the denture more quickly, while a fixed denture is always worn in the mouth, enabling the patient to feel like these are actual teeth. Both types have their benefits and the desires of the patient can guide Dr. Cornwell in the most effective recommendation.
Implant-supported dentures or partials can often bring back natural function and a confident smile for those who are missing several or all of their teeth. Contact Dr. Cornwell today for more information.