Even though healthy aging does not typically involve tooth loss, many older adults will eventually require dentures. Over the years, dentures have benefited many people and played a significant role in replacing missing teeth. Implant-Supported Dentures combine the coverage of dentures with the anchoring strength of implants. Fixed implant-supported dentures in Denver, Colorado, might be the best option for people who want a fixed, long-lasting solution but may not be eligible for traditional implants.
What are Fixed Implant-Supported Dentures?
Dentures are false teeth that are worn to replace missing teeth. There are two main types of implant-supported dentures: fixed and removable.
Implant-supported dentures are dentures that are held in place by implants. Implants are metal posts that we surgically insert into the jawbone. Once the implant heals, a support bar or connector is attached. The denture is then clipped onto the bar or connector.
Fixed dentures are permanently attached to the implants, while you can take out removable dentures for cleaning. Implant-supported dentures are more stable and secure than traditional dentures, making them less likely to slip or fall out. They also provide support for the lips and cheeks, preventing them from sagging.
Implant-supported dentures typically last longer than traditional dentures and can also help preserve bone density in the jaw. However, they are more expensive than conventional dentures and require a more extended healing period.
Benefits of Fixed Implant-Supported Dentures
Traditional dentures are not attached to the gums and can therefore slip and move around when eating or speaking. Fixed implant-supported dentures offer a more secure solution.
The implant-supported denture is a popular choice for people who have lost all of their teeth. The implant-supported denture offers many benefits over traditional removable dentures, including:
- Increased Stability: Implant-supported dentures are much more stable than traditional removable dentures. The movement can be frustrating and embarrassing for denture wearers. The stability means they are less likely to slip or move around in your mouth, making it easier to eat and speak.
- Enhanced Comfort: Because implant-supported dentures are more stable, they tend to be more comfortable than traditional removable dentures. Additionally, implant-supported dentures do not put as much pressure on the gums, which can further improve comfort levels.
- Improved Appearance: Implant-supported dentures look and feel more like natural teeth than traditional removable dentures. Additionally, because implant-supported dentures are more stable, they are less likely to cause the embarrassing “denture smiles” that often occur with traditional removable dentures.
If you are considering implant-supported dentures, discuss your options with Dr. Rossow, Dr. Noce, Dr. Burns, or Dr. Neal to decide if they are right for you.
Implant-Supported Dentures in Denver, CO
Implant-Supported Dentures are an excellent option for people who have previously worn dentures but are otherwise healthy. Many of our patients who have been informed they have too much bone loss for traditional dental implants are thrilled to learn that they are ideal candidates for implant-supported dentures. They are happy because no bone grafts or other bone improvement operations are required. If you determine implant-supported dentures may be the best option for you or someone you care about, it’s time to get started.
Aspen Dental is proud to offer implant-supported dentures for our patients looking for a more permanent solution to their tooth loss. Implant-supported dentures are a popular and effective solution for those who have lost all of their natural teeth. Aspen Dental has extensive experience in implant dentistry, and our dentists can work with you to create a custom treatment plan that meets your unique needs. We use the latest implant technology and surgical techniques to ensure that your implant-supported dentures are both comfortable and functional.
If you’re looking for a dental implant specialist in Denver, Colorado, Aspen Dental can help. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about implant-supported dentures and how they can help you regain your smile.