Do I Need Dental Implants with Dentures?
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A typical set of dentures are designed so they stay in one spot by using a thin saliva layer between your bone tissue and underlying gums. They may also have little hooks that help them attach to any other teeth that you may have. However, a problem occurs if you don’t have any teeth in your mouth as it makes it difficult to wear dentures. You’ll probably have an easier time eating, talking and enjoying life if you use dentures that are supported by implants.
Are Implants Neccecary?
Have you ever asked yourself, “do I need dental implants with dentures?” In many cases, you can wear dentures without implants. Although, if you currently have dentures then you probably know that it can be difficult to keep them from slipping around. With implants anchoring your dentures that problem is solved.
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Types Of Implant Supported Dentures
There are a couple of different types of these dentures. They can either be ball-retained or bar-retained:
- Bar-retained dentures: For the style of dentures, a dental professional will design a thin metal bar that’s used to follow the inward curve of your jawbone. This is attached to about two to five separate implants that are placed in the bone. Clips or other types of attachments are designed to fit on your dentures, the bar or both. Your dentures are placed on top of the bar and securely clipped down.
- Ball-retained dentures: With these dentures, a metal attachment is placed in the jawbone, which fit into attachments on the denture. Typically, these attachments are ball-shaped and fit into sockets, which are on the denture. However, in some cases, the sockets and ball-shaped attachments are reversed.
Implant Supported Dentures Are Removable
While implant supported dentures are designed to be anchored and supported by the use of dental implants, you can still remove them so that they can be cleaned. In fact, it’s a great idea to remove your dentures each night, clean them and put them back in the morning. This helps reduce the possibility of complications or developing an infection.Back to Dental Prosthetics Information