Traditional dentures are usually held in place with denture adhesive or natural suction. Lower dentures, in particular, can slip out of place at inopportune times. Dentures also wear down the ridges of the gums over time, so the prosthetic has to be relined to fit properly.
With implant retained dentures, I place small, titanium implant posts in the sockets left by about 4 missing teeth. Your denture can be modified, or a new denture made, with fixtures that will snap onto your implant. In some cases, I use a bar fixture supported across two implants. The denture snaps onto the bar. We will review the various types of implant retained dentures and discuss which is best for your case.
My implant retained denture patients enjoy improved quality of life, confidence, and convenience. You can, too.
If you’d like to discuss dental implants or implant retained dentures with me or my associate, call Fitzgerald Dental Center in Plano today. Your consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose! Only a strong, solid, beautiful smile to gain.