While conventional dentures have been a great option for some patients, many eventually become loose and ill-fitting as the gum and jawbone change shape. We at Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry are proud to offer our patients a better solution, Implant Supported Dentures.
Implant Supported Dentures can provide comfort, relief, and confidence if you are unsatisfied with traditional dentures. Implant Retained Dentures can replace both upper and lower teeth, depending on your needs, and give you a completely natural-looking solution that is more comfortable and secure than traditional dentures.
What Are Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures are dentures that are specially made to attach to dental implants. They can connect to your implants in a number of ways. They can snap or slide into place securely and remain there all day until you remove them at the end of the day for cleaning. Or, implant supported dentures can be made non-removable, meaning they stay in all the time. They are connected to your implants with screws. Your new dentures will feel strong, stable, and restore your ability to eat and socialize confidently because they won’t slide around on your gums.. Implant retained dentures are often a great solution for our patients who are unhappy with traditional dentures slipping on their gums or causing sores on their gums. The number of implants needed to support your denture is made on an individual basis. A consultation with us to determine your expectations will help us determine what will work best. Lower dentures are usually the most problematic because they must rest on only your bottom bony ridge for support and retention. An upper implant retained denture may require more dental implants, but, unlike traditional dentures, your upper palate will be uncovered, which many patients prefer. Upper implant supported dentures are made in a horseshoe shape, leaving your palate uncovered. With a new set of implant retained dentures, you’ll be able to enjoy a meal with confidence and the food will taste better!
We invite you to call us at 623-487-4870 to schedule a consultation to find out if you are a candidate for implant supported dentures and begin a process that could vastly improve your quality of life.