Implant prosthetics are used to replace missing teeth and roots. Implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where the teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, acting as a tooth root substitute. Posts are attached to the implant allowing for dental prosthetic attachments.
Implant Retained/Supported Dentures
This procedure is a unique implant solution that allows patients who are missing all of their upper or lower teeth to replace a full arch of teeth using implants as “anchors” to support the dentures. This technique offers many advantages over traditional dentures.
Dental implant placement can help alleviate the sunken look that can occur with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone growth in the area around the implant. This process is called osseointegration and can also help prevent future bone loss.
With implant supported dentures, there is no plate covering the roof of the mouth, so speaking and eating are more natural and comfortable than with a traditional denture.
Easy to care for, this type of restoration can simulate the look and feel of natural teeth and stay fixed in place with the implants acting as anchors. Patients will not experience the typical rocking and movement or gum irritation associated with traditional dentures.