For patients who would like to continue wearing dentures but are negatively impacted by their unpredictability, there are implant supported dentures. Implant supported dentures are one of the options offered by Dr. Michael Seda, for patients who desire a long-term solution for the restoration of their smile.
During the procedure for implant supported dentures, dental implants made of biocompatible titanium will be implanted into your jaw bone. These posts integrate with the jaw bone, forming a lasting, secure hold for your implant supported dentures. The healing process will take between three to six months and during that time a temporary set of implant supported dentures will be worn. Once the integration is complete, the posts will be customized for the method of implant supported dentures you have chosen and your permanent set of implant supported dentures will be placed. There are two kinds of implant supported dentures available; bar-retained dentures supported by implants and ball-retained dentures supported by implants.
Getting Dentures Supported by Implants
Bar-Retained Dentures Supported by Implants
With this type of dentures supported by implants, several titanium posts are implanted into the jaw bone and used to anchor a metal bar. Dentures are then attached to this metal bar with clasps.
Ball-Retained Dentures Supported by Implants
These dentures supported by implants are held in place using a ball and socket method. Several posts are implanted, similar to bar-retained dentures supported by implants. However, in this case, each implant has a ball attached to the top of it. Corresponding sockets are fitted into the dentures, allowing them to snap onto the implants.
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Patients with dentures supported by implants avoid the discomfort, restricted diets, and embarrassment associated with the impermanence of dentures held by adhesives. Implant supported dentures can improve your enjoyment of everyday activities and boost your self-confidence. Let the friendly staff at Dr. Seda's office schedule you for a consultation to learn if implant supported dentures are right for you.
Dr. Seda, a periodontist located in Marin County, CA, services patients from San Rafael, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Tiburon, Mill Valley, Larkspur, Ross and San Anselmo. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!