Most denture wearers complain of poorly fitting dentures that slip or shift in the mouth, making the simplest activities difficult, such as talking or eating. Implant supported dentures make it possible for denture wearers to improve the security of their dental appliances with the aid of dental implants. Implant supported dentures can be used in both the upper and lower arches and are placed by a dental implants specialist. There are two types of implant supported dentures available: bar-retained and ball-retained.

Bar-Retained Implant Supported Dentures

With this method, several dental implants are placed in the jawbone. These dental implants will then hold metal bars that span the gum line. Dentures rest on the metal bars and are attached to these metal bars using clips. This gives security to the dentures while eliminating the discomfort created by dentures sitting directly on the gums.

Ball-Retained Implant Supported Dentures

With this type of implant supported dentures, dental implants are still used to hold the dentures in place. However, a ball and socket design is utilized. On top of each post of the dental implants, there is a ball that has a corresponding socket fitted into the dentures, enabling them to snap into place. This method provides a stronger hold then the bar-retained implant supported dentures.

Implant Supported Dentures Using Dental Implants

Implant supported dentures can provide you with the security you need to feel confident while wearing your dentures. With implant supported dentures, you do not have to worry about ineffective adhesives. The dental implants provide stability for your removable dentures. You may remove your dentures for cleaning although a fixed, permanent option is also available using dental implants to support your dentures. If you would like to learn more about your options for dental implants and implant supported dentures, contact our office today.

Located in Tsawwassen, BC, our clinic provides dental care to local patients. We offer procedures including pediatric dental care, gum disease surgery, wisdom teeth removal, and aesthetic dentist care. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!