For patients who are tired of ill-fitting dentures or having to experience slippage and other embarrassing side effects, Dr. Willard W. Maughan recommends using dental implants in Logan, UT for improved denture stability. Implant supported dentures are a type of dental implant that combines removable dentures with dental implant technology to create an entirely new dental prosthetic. Patients can now enjoy the easy maintenance of removable dentures along with the stability and long term success of dental implants.
How Implant Supported Dentures Work
Implant supported dentures are essentially nothing more than removable dentures that are secured to a set of dental implants. This eliminates the occurrence of slippage without relying on paste or adhesives to hold the dentures in place. There are two different methods in which this is possible.
With this type of dental implant supported denture, a metal bar is attached to your dental implants. The denture is then secured to the metal bar using special clip attachments.
With this type of dental implant supported denture, the implants are fitted with ball shaped attachments at the top while the denture is fitted with a corresponding set of sockets at its base. In this way, the denture can be removed at any time by hand, but will not come loose on its own.
Both of these are effective methods that are more secure than traditional dentures. Dr. Maughan can help to determine which method is right for you.
Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures
Regardless of the type of dental implant supported dentures you choose, you can expect several advantages over your old dentures. Some of these benefits will include:
• Better stability
• Elimination of embarrassing noises
• Easier speaking and eating
• Prevention of bone and tissue loss
For more information on dental implants in Logan, UT, contact Dr. Maughan to schedule your consultation today!