Dentures have helped millions of patients with missing teeth restore the look and function of their smiles. We can use a partial denture to replace several missing teeth, or a complete denture to replace an entire dental arch. Traditional dentures are secured using adhesives or surrounding teeth. For patients who are seeking the most secure prostheses, we offer implant-supported dentures at our Livingston, NJ, practice. The skilled doctors at Livingston Dental Arts work with dentures patients to develop personalized treatment plans based around their unique goals and needs. To learn more about the advantages of implant-supported dentures, contact our practice today.
Benefits of Implant-supported Dentures
Securing your complete or partial denture with dental implants offers patients several benefits. One of the most significant benefits is an overall improvement in a patient's oral health. After experiencing tooth loss, the surrounding area of the jawbone will begin to atrophy, or shrink. This reduction in jawbone density can lead to even further tooth loss over time, especially in elderly patients. Dental implants are the only restorative treatment that can halt this bone degeneration by fusing with the jaw and helping to return stimulation. Additionally, implant-bone integration means your denture will be secured with unparalleled strength and stability. Patients with implant-supported dentures will not have to worry about their prosthesis slipping or falling out of place, so they can eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Unlike traditional types, implant-supported dentures do not have to be relined every two years, which can save patients money in the long term.
Types of Implant-supported Dentures
At Livingston Dental Arts, we offer several types of implant-supported dentures:
- LOCATOR dentures: The LOCATOR denture system uses implants that are smaller in diameter than traditional posts, making them ideal for dentures patients with limited jawbone density. The implant features a special attachment that pivots, helping your prosthesis remain secure during the forces of chewing and speaking.
- Bar-retained dentures: With bar-retained dentures, metal bars run on top of the gum line between three or more implants. Your denture then attaches to the bar. This bar structure will hold your prosthesis securely in place without the need for steel studs.
- Ball-retained dentures: Ball-retained dentures function with a ball and socket mechanism. Each implanted post has a ball that is exposed above the gum line, while the denture features corresponding sockets. The denture and implants snap together where the ball and sockets meet, securing the prosthesis in place.
If you are seeking the benefits of implant-supported dentures, we will help identify a type that best fits your lifestyle and restorative needs.
Contact Us to Learn More
At Livingston Dental Arts, we provide exceptional dental care to transform a patient's smile. Our skilled doctors and staff have been providing personalized care to patients in the Livingston, NJ, area for more than 40 years. If you are seeking to restore the look and function of your smile after losing three or more teeth, implant-supported dentures may be an ideal solution. Contact our practice today to schedule schedule a dentures consultation.