Removable dentures have been helping patients for decades, but over time, certain drawbacks leave patients searching for an alternative solution for their missing teeth. The answer for many patients is implant supported dentures, a permanent full-arch solution that combines the aesthetic benefits of dentures with the health and function provided by dental implants. Implant supported dentures significantly improve our patients’ ability to eat comfortably, speak and laugh confidently, and feel happy and satisfied in their smiles. We design beautiful, custom restorations at our Hixson, TN, office and are pleased to provide patients with a solution that looks attractive, is stable and strong, and functions like natural teeth!
As their name suggests, implant supported dentures are dentures that attach to dental implants. Implant supported dentures significantly improve the stability of dentures, especially on the lower arch, solving many problems associated with removable dentures, including slipping, clicking, loosening, or falling out. Due to the security from the dental implants, implant supported dentures in the upper arch no longer need to rely on suction and adhesives to remain in place, allowing exposure of the palate for better taste and speech. Aesthetically, our custom dentures look and feel like natural teeth secured in lifelike artificial gum tissue. Functionally, dental implants provide stimulation to the jaw bone and give dentures the strength and stability to withstand normal biting and chewing pressure without shifting around.
Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures:
Our implant supported dentures process is designed to meet your smile goals, while improving the functional and health concerns that accompany missing teeth or denture wearing. Our area of specialty lies with crafting a custom and aesthetic restoration, and we work closely with an implant specialist so that your dental implants are placed correctly to provide the greatest long-term benefits and reduce the risk for broken restorations. After a comprehensive examination and x-rays, we begin the process of designing your new denture or prosthesis, including the creation of a physical wax-up of your new arch of teeth. Once you are satisfied with the restoration, our accredited partner dental lab will create your new denture. When ready, we will attach your new set of teeth to your dental implants and you will walk out of our office with a beautiful, functional new smile!
Dr. Randall speaks about implant supported dentures.