Dental implant technology offers patients a wide variety of options for tooth replacement. Implant supported dentures are among the options available through this cutting edge technology. Implant supported dentures can improve your quality of life by offering a permanent solution!
If you are in need of dentures in Fort Walton Beach, FL, call the office of Dr. J. Brent Bartruff to learn more about implant supported dentures.
Implant supported dentures mean:
• A very secure fit and hold
• No slipping or looseness
• No need for messy pastes or adhesives
• The option to be fixed or removable
• A solution that can function as your permanent teeth
Implant Supported Dentures in Fort Walton Beach, FL
Traditional dentures rest on top of your gums and can lead to many complications. The space between the denture and your gums can cause a loose fit, slipping, or clicking sounds that can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. The lack of stimulation to the jaw bone also furthers bone deterioration.
Implant supported dentures are fixed in your mouth, held into place by dental implants. The connection between the denture and the implant creates a strong hold, eliminating many of the complications associated with traditional dentures. They also provide important stimulation to the jaw bone, helping to prevent bone loss.
Bar retained dentures are a type of implant supported dentures that use three or more implants. The implants are placed in the jaw bone, and then metal bars are run along the gum line between each implant. The denture rests on top of the bars and is fixed into place using metal clips.
Ball retained dentures are another type of implant supported dentures. They are also called stud attached dentures because of the ball and socket mechanism used to hold them in place. The implants have “balls” on the exposed portion of the implant just above the gum line. The denture has “sockets” on the base that line up with the balls for an extremely secure fit. Ball retained dentures are the tightest fit, and also allow for an open palate denture.