The Removable Implant supported Denture Option
An implant supported denture is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants. A regular denture rests on the gums, and is not supported by implants.
An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. An implant-supported denture has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants. Implant supported dentures are an option that Dr. Jeff Kim utilized for his patients for many years. This tooth replacement option involves a removable implant supported bridge. Dr. Kim feels that while there are some patients that this may benefit, he would rather provide a non removable option for his patients. The Implant Bridge is a more ideal alternative to a removable implant denture. Trying to hide the gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth? Frustrated by failing dental work? Having trouble chewing and speaking normally due to an incomplete smile? Dr. Jeff Kim understands how exhausting this endless cycle can be and wants to introduce you to the possibilities of implant-supported dentures. If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.
What are the advantages of implant-supported full bridges and implant-supported dentures over conventional dentures?
Dental implants provide several advantages over other teeth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, implant-supported full bridges or dentures are designed to be long lasting. Implant-supported full bridges and dentures also are more comfortable and stable than conventional dentures, allowing you to retain a more natural biting and chewing capacity.
In addition, because implant-supported full bridges and dentures will replace some of your tooth roots, your bone is better preserved. With conventional dentures, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth roots begins to resorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
In the long term, implants can be more esthetic and easier to maintain than conventional dentures. The loss of bone that accompanies conventional dentures leads to recession of the jawbone and a collapsed, unattractive smile. Conventional dentures make it difficult to eat certain foods.
The Benefits of Implant-supported Dentures
Wearing dentures involves committing yourself to a laundry list of home care instructions and timely maintenance. Even with all the work you put into making dentures more comfortable, less noticeable, more functional, or less messy, they never seem to fit quite right. That’s why Dr. Kim is such a strong advocate for the implant options he provides at his Port Orange Dental office. By improving your ability to speak and eat, boosting your confidence, and enriching your oral health, Dr. Kim will enhance your quality of life, giving you a chance to live your life with a joyous smile on your face.
We would love to hear from you, so please contact Dr Jeff Kim’s Ultimate Dental Studio Port Orange today.