Implant Supported Dentures - The All-On-4 System
A smile just isn't a smile if it's incomplete. Missing teeth cause a host of problems, from difficulty speaking and eating to low self-confidence and jawbone deterioration. Don't give up on your smile. Advances in dental materials and technology have made full and partial dentures more lifelike and comfortable than ever.
What is a Partial?
A partial denture consists of multiple teeth on a gum-colored resin base that wraps around the remaining teeth in the mouth. A partial is not fixed in place. It is normally secured using clips or brackets that wrap around the adjacent teeth and is removable.
What is a Denture?
A full denture is a complete top or bottom row of teeth mounted on a gum-colored base. Dentures are designed to replace all the upper or lower teeth. Although they provide a cost-effective way to restore some chewing function, they are not like natural teeth or implants because they float on the soft, flexible tissues in the mouth. In time, most full dentures become loose and may require denture adhesive to hold them in place.
Implant-Supported Dentures and Partials
To avoid the need for unsightly clips or denture adhesives, the addition of dental implants to a treatment plan may provide an extra level of stability for a denture or partial. Through a brief surgery, dental implants can be placed to hold your denture or partial in position. You won't have to worry about slippage, and your prosthetic will feel safe and sound. To learn more about the advantages of dental implants, click here.