End your denture problems with implants
Do you suffer from denture sores, have difficulty chewing, or simply dislike the look and feel of your appliance? If so, dental implants may be just the solution you’ve been seeking. An implant supported denture from Washington Street Dentistry in Indianapolis combines the simplicity of dentures with the support of implants, so that our patients can enjoy the best of both worlds.
How implant supported dentures are different
Most people are familiar with the traditional denture. It is a full arch of false teeth in a gum-colored base. The base of the denture covers the soft tissue, which ideally creates suction that holds it in place. Many people also use adhesive because suction alone is not always enough, especially with lower dentures. Just a few dental implants can make all the difference in your denture wearing experience.
An implant supported denture does not rely on suction or adhesive. It is an overdenture that attaches to dental implants. Depending on the style, it may be removable or permanently attached to the implants. Removable overdentures clip or snap in place, making them stable and secure when worn.
Benefits of implant supported dentures
- Dental implants help preserve bone health by mimicking the action of tooth roots
- Faster and more economical than replacing an entire arch of teeth with individual crown-topped implants
- Never worry about loose or slipping dentures again
- Upper overdentures may be designed to only cover the gums, leaving the roof of your mouth exposed for a more natural and comfortable feeling
- In some cases, an existing denture can be retrofitted to snap over dental implants
- As few as four implants are needed to support a full denture
Exploring your options
Dr. Church is a dentist with more than two decades of experience, as well as an International Congress of Oral Implantologists Fellow and American College of Oral Implantology member. He offers a full range of excellent tooth replacement options, from traditional dentures and dental bridges to various implant supported restorations. During your consultation he will explain what treatments are viable in your situation and discuss advantages and disadvantages of each.
To learn more about implant supported dentures or other ways to restore your smile, give us a call at (317) 333-6788 and arrange an appointment.