Traditional removable dentures are often unstable and lead to bone and tissue deterioration. This is because they rest on top of the gums without providing any stimulation to the bone in the way natural teeth do. However, implant dentures solve these problems by utilizing dental implants for support. For more information on implant supported dentures in Newport Beach, CA, contact Dr. Michael Almaraz today.
What are implant dentures?
Implant dentures combine the benefits of both dental implants and removable dentures. By attaching dentures to dental implants, it is possible to give them additional stability which prevents incidents of slippage. It also provides stimulation to the jaw bone and gum tissue which stops deterioration. Implant dentures can also be removed at any time for cleaning or during sleep.
How do they work?
There are two main types of implant dentures:
- Bar retained dentures – This method utilizes a thin metal bar for support. The bar is constructed to match the curve of your jaw and then attached to the dental implants. The dentures are then secured to the metal bar with a set of clips or other attachments.
- Ball retained dentures – This method uses a ball and socket method and is considered the most secure. The dental implants are fitted with balls at the top which protrude above the gum line. The dentures are also fitted with sockets at the base to correspond with the balls. In this way, the dentures are able to withstand natural biting forces but can also be snapped in and out of place.
What are the benefits?
Patients who receive implant dentures will receive several benefits that cannot be had with traditional dentures. These include:
- Increased stability
- Preservation of bone and tissue
- Long term result
- Resistant to decay
You can have the best of both worlds when you choose implant dentures for your tooth replacement. For more information about implant supported dentures in Newport Beach, CA, contact the office of Dr. Michael Almaraz and schedule your consultation today!