Fixed Dentures with Implants

Published on 11 April 2012 by in Dental implants

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Implant dentures are attached to implants. Denture implant placement is a way to fasten the dentures to your mouth without using adhesives. During this implant, a drill is used to implant screws directly into your jawbone. Once the gum and bone heals, the screws become part of the jaw. They are then used to secure the dentures into the jaw. Implant dentures are mostly used when a person doesn’t have any teeth in their jaw, but may have enough bone which would support the implants. Implant supported dentures have a special attachment that snaps onto an attachment on the implant.

Implant dentures are mostly made for lower jaws, because regular dentures tend to be less stable there. Regular dentures made to fit an upper jaw are extremely stable on their own and don’t need the extra support that an implant would offer. You could however, receive implant dentures in either the upper or lower part of the jaw.
Even though an implant retained denture is secure, you can remove it quite easily.

When there is no vertical bone under the gums to hold a lower denture two denture implants placing in the front of the lower jaw could make it possible to wear a lower dentures. Many people would prefer to have fixed implant dentures that cannot be removed; however, your Cosmetic dentist will consider your particular needs to decide this.

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