Implant Supported Removable Dentures
Removable dentures on implants are precision dentures that are secured onto a permanent implant in the gum. With as little as two implants in the lower jaw, you can have a firmly attached denture.
Removable dentures on implants allow the wearer to remove the denture for cleaning purposes.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It may be made of acrylic resin or a combination with various metals.
Complete dentures replace all the teeth, while a partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from changing position.
It is very important to replace missing teeth. The ill effects of not doing so can be a shift in remaining teeth, an inability to bite and chew properly, as well as a sagging facial appearance, which makes one appear older than they are.
The beauty of dentures today is that they are designed to be comfortable and functional. They are very similar in appearance to natural teeth, and can improve a smile or facial appearance.
There are three basic types of dentures, these are:
Implant supported over dentures: these are similar to conventional complete denture. The difference is that the complete dentures are attached upon dental implants that are used to provide greater stabilization during chewing.
Ask the Dr Sarji for more information about which appliance best suits you.