Implant-Secured and Implant-Supported Dentures
There are two different types you can choose from. First, implant-secured dentures are similar to traditional dentures because they rest on the gums. The dental implants secure them to the mouth to improve biting force for a significantly better experience than with just traditional dentures. Implant secured dentures stay in place so you never have to worry about them coming out.
The other option is implant-supported dentures. These are held in place by dental implants as well as supported by them. Implant-supported dentures give you a completely natural chewing experience. The bite force travels from the denture to the dental implant to the jawbone. This allows you to bite and chew just like you would with your natural teeth.
Fixed and Removable Implant Dentures
The most natural substitute for your missing teeth are fixed dentures. These are not removable (unless by your dentist) and remain secured to your jawbone. They look just like natural teeth and also allow you to chew, smile, and bite just like you would with natural teeth. Feel free to eat your favorite foods and enjoy life just like you did before you lost your teeth.
Removable implant dentures are secured with dental implants. Although it restores your ability to eat, speak and chew normally, the dentures can be removed. They offer more support than traditional dentures and eliminate the need for adhesives, but you have to remove them nightly for cleaning.
How Many Dental Implants Do I Need?
Many of our patients ask Dr. Chris Hill, our restorative dentist in St. Louis, how many dental implants they will need to support dentures. The answer often varies per patient. It depends on the level of function you want from your implants. A simple case may only involve two dental implants or several mini implants while a more complicated case may require anywhere from four to six to eight dental implants. We will let you know how many dental implants your treatment will require during your consultation for dentures in.
Experience the Smile On Dental Studio Advantage
Complete your entire denture procedure at one convenient location. Our implant dentist will place your implants and Dr. Chris Hill restores them. Not only do our dentists have advanced education and training for dental implants and cosmetic dentistry, but they also have years of success providing them to patients. Our patient-focused dentist office is here to provide you with the treatment you seek for a healthier and easier life. Get started on your individualized level of patient care today.
Schedule a consultation to learn if this treatment is right for you by calling (314) 678-7876 or email us to schedule an appointment today.