Implant Retained Dentures
Merritt Island, FL

A patient wearing Implant Retained Dentures at Florida Prosthodontics Traditionally, the go-to solution for replacing missing teeth has been dentures. In recent years, dentures have undergone incredible improvements, all designed to make them more realistic and more reliable. Despite these improvements, however, dentures still have several disadvantages, including coming loose or even falling out completely. At Florida Prosthodontics, we can help to improve the stability of your dentures with dental implant retained dentures.

Implant Retained Dentures

Implant retained dentures are dentures that are secured into place with the assistance of dental implants. Dental implants are small posts, typically made from titanium, that are surgically placed into your jawbone. Your bone fuses to these posts, stabilizing them within your jaw. This process, called osseointegration, enables the posts to hold your dentures securely in place, preventing them from slipping around or falling out, both common complaints of dentures that simply sit on your jaw. With implant retained dentures, your gums still absorb a majority of the impact, just like traditional dentures, but you do not have to worry about denture instability. It is also possible for your implants to be placed where your jawbone is thicker and stronger, avoiding the need for a bone graft. With implant retained dentures, you can eat, speak, and smile confidently, without having to worry about your replacement teeth coming loose or falling out of your mouth.

Implant Retained Vs. Implant Supported

Implant retained dentures and implant supported dentures are two terms that are often used interchangeably but refer to two different treatments. While both treatments use dental implants, implant retained dentures typically require fewer implant posts. Fewer posts mean that treatment costs less. With implant retained dentures, your gums still absorb a majority of the impact of your biting and chewing forces, where with implant supported dentures, these pressures are absorbed by the implant posts and your jawbone.

Another different between implant retained and implant supported dentures are that one is removable and the other is not. With implant supported dentures, your teeth are secured into place with small screws. They are designed to remain in your mouth at all times. With implant retained dentures, your dental restorations snap into place. They still need to be removed every night for cleaning and denture care. There are a few ways in which your teeth can snap into place. The teeth can snap directly on to the posts themselves, or they can snap onto a titanium bar that is attached to your implant posts.

Benefits of Implant Retained Dentures

Implant retained dentures provide several benefits. These benefits include:
•  Holding your dentures securely in place. You can bite, chew, and speak without worrying about your dentures falling out of your mouth.
•  Improved digestion. With the ability to bite and chew improved, your digestion, and overall nutrition, greatly improve.
•  Greater comfort. Implant retained dentures are more comfortable than traditional dentures.
•  Affordability. Implant supported dentures provide you with greater stability but at a lower cost than implant supported dentures. The cost is generally lower because fewer posts are needed, which means less surgery. You are also able to avoid the need for a bone graft.

With implant retained dentures, we can greatly improve the stability of your dentures, providing you with greater function and greater stability. Call Florida Prosthodontics today at (321) 252-9950 find out if implant retained dentures are right for you.

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