Implant Dentures in Scottsdale, AZ
It is known that traditional removable dentures can lead to problems such as slippage and bone loss over time.However, when used in conjunction with dental implants, these negative effects can be minimized. Patients who are unhappy with their dentures in Scottsdale, AZ or are in need of replacement teeth are encouraged to contact Dr. Alison P. Schwartz about implant dentures as soon as possible.
What are the benefits of implant dentures?
Traditional dentures are made to simply rest on top of your gums and do not provide any stimulation to bone tissue. This leads to two problems. First, the lack of stability leads to slippage which can be embarrassing while also making it difficult to eat and speak properly. Second, the fact that no stimulation is provided to bone tissue allows for deterioration to occur which can alter the facial structure and, therefore, the fit of the dentures.
Implant dentures, on the other hand, solve both of these problems. Because the dentures are attached to dental implants that are firmly fused to the jaw bone, there is no risk of slippage. This also means that the gums and jaw are receiving healthy stimulation which helps to prevent deterioration. While traditional dentures generally need to be replaced every five to seven years, implant dentures last much longer and may never need replacement.
How does it work?
There are two main types of implant dentures:
Bar retained – These involve a metal bar that is constructed to match the curve of your jaw. Once the bar is attached to the implants, the dentures are then secured to the bar with clips or some other type of attachment.
Ball retained – Typically, the implants are fitted with ball like attachments that correspond with sockets found on the base of the denture. This gives the dentures enough stability to withstand biting and chewing forces while still allowing the wearer to remove them at will.
Implant supported dentures provide an extremely stable means of replacing a full arch of teeth. To learn more about implant dentures in Scottsdale, AZ, contact Dr. Schwartz and schedule your consultation today!