Are you trading your traditional dentures for implant-stabilized dentures?
Implant-retained or implant-stabilized dentures both provide various advantages over traditional dentures.
Secure in the mouth—no slipping
Furnishes up to 100% natural chewing function
Upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate
This helps users taste food more easily. (Hooray!)
When dentures are fixed in place, they don’t slip around, allowing the wearer to feel more self-confident in social or professional situations.
Little or no gum irritation
Mouth sores lower quality of life and can make eating painful.
Doesn’t inhibit speaking power
Denture wearers understand how frustrating it is to not be able to speak appropriately. With implant-stabilized dentures, you can regain ease of talking and laughing.
Implant-retained dentures are durable and long-lasting.
Prevents bone loss
When bone recedes, you can get that “sunken face” look. Nothing ages a person more than hollowed out cheeks.
Allows wearer to eat any type of food
Has it been a while since you’ve taken a bite of a juicy steak or crisp, red apple? It’s time to enjoy your favorite foods again!
No adhesive required
You won’t miss gluing your dentures into your mouth.
What Are The Differences Between Fixed and Removable?
Fixed implant-retained dentures (sometimes called screw-in) require more implants than the removable type. However, they can restore 100% chewing capacity.
Removable implant dentures (sometimes called snap-in) may necessitate just 4 implants to stabilize the upper arch and just 2 for the lower denture. Removable implant-stabilized dentures can restore up to 90% of chewing ability.
Should I get removable or fixed implant-anchored dentures?
The following factors will affect your decision.
Implants require the patient has adequate amount of healthy bone structure for placement. The condition of your jaw bone influences whether it can support implants and where the posts can be inserted.
Fixed implant dentures cost more but some men and women believe the advantages outweigh the extra expense.
Fixed implant-stabilized dentures don’t have to be taken out for cleaning. Patients who have found it inconvenient to clean traditional dentures would face the same issue with removable implant-retained dentures.
Fixed dentures are more durable than removable dentures. Patients who choose foods that are harder to chew should consider this.
Men and women with TMJ or sleep apnea may find it more difficult to manage these conditions if they have to remove their dentures at night.
Now denture wearers have a better option.
Contact OKC Smiles:
6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200
Anchorage, Alaska 99504
865 N Seward Meridian Parkway, Suite #201
Wasilla, Alaska 99654