If you or someone close to you has been wearing dentures for a number of years, then you’ve probably heard the common complaints: they’re uncomfortable, they slip, they click, they move when speaking, food collects underneath them and they cause mouth sores. At Anderson Family Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, Dr. Erick Anderson has the solution. Implant retained dentures, also called implant supported dentures and snap-in dentures, are a natural-looking and natural-feeling tooth replacement option.
What Are Implant Retained Dentures?
As the name suggests, implant supported dentures are dentures—sometimes the ones you already have if they fit well—that are anchored into place by dental implants. Dr. Erick will determine if a removable or fixed denture is best for you. In either case, however, your denture will be held in place securely with dental implants that are strategically positioned and surgically implanted into your jawbone.
If you’ll be wearing removable implant retained dentures, then you’ll want to take them out after meals for cleaning and leave them out overnight while you sleep. Fixed dentures, on the other hand, remain in your mouth all the time. Basically, you treat them just like natural teeth, brushing and flossing your dentures daily. Because they are fixed, these dentures most closely resemble the look and feel of natural teeth. If they do need repair or adjustment, Dr. Erick can remove them without damaging the implants.
The Advantages of Snap-In Dentures
With implant retained dentures, you avoid many of the problems that may develop with traditional dentures. First and foremost, there’s no embarrassing slipping or clicking while you eat or speak. And when you eat, you’ll find that your firmly held dentures allow you to chew more naturally and eat the same quality of foods that people with natural teeth enjoy. Nutrition, digestion and overall health usually improve when denture wearers elect to have implant retained dentures.
In addition, regular denture wearers are still susceptible to the bone loss that can result from missing teeth. This happens because dentures do not stimulate the bone the way natural teeth do. With implant supported dentures, the small titanium post in your jaw encourages healthy bone growth.
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If you’d like to find out if you are a candidate for implant supported dentures, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Erick. Anderson Family Dental delivers quality restorative care daily throughout Colorado Springs, CO, Falcon, Fort Carson, Black Forest, Stratmoor, and the neighboring areas.