What are implant supported dentures?
Normally, dentures are created to fit directly over the gums. However, at Liftetime Smiles, we are also pleased to offer implant supported dentures in Escondido, California. Implant supported dentures are full prosthetic teeth supported by dental implants. They are mainly used to replace all the teeth in your mouth when enough strength and tissue remains in the jawbone to support the dental implants. Having implant supported dentures combines the best of both of these dental appliances; you get the stability associated with dental implants, but you also have the removability of dentures. There are two main types of implant supported dentures, bar-retained and ball-retained. If you would like to learn more about implant supported dentures as a possible option for replacing your teeth, we encourage you to call 760-747-1811 today and schedule a consultation with our practiced dentists, Dr. Rabee McDonald and Dr. Mallakis.
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Bar-retained dentures utilize a thin metal bar to support the dentures as they are clipped onto the dental implants. This helps relieve pressure on the gums and stress on the dentures themselves. Ball-retained dentures use small ball-shaped attachments on each implant that connects to specific places on the dentures. Both offer stability, protection, and comfort. When taken care of properly, implant supported dentures can last for years. You may also be interested in our “Same Day Teeth” procedure for beautiful replacement teeth in a day. If you would like to learn more about implant supported dentures as a possible option for replacing your teeth, please schedule a consultation today. We look forward to transforming your smile for a more confident, beautiful life!