Implant Retained Dentures: The Best of Both Worlds
The absence of teeth can lead to a sunken in or misshapen look in the facial area, which obviously no one wants. The structural integrity of the teeth and jaws are vital to retaining face shape. For individuals who are missing teeth, dentures or dental implants are often recommended.
Have you thought about dentures, but did’t think they were a great option for your smile? On the flip-side, have you researched dental implants, but didn’t necessarily like the cost and the amount of prep work required?
Thankfully, there is a middle ground that is a great compromise for many patients, and that is implant retained, or implant supported dentures (you may also hear it referred to as denture stabilization).
What are implant retained dentures?
As you might have guessed, implant retained dentures are securely held into place by dental implant screws.
In the case of implant supported dentures, mini dental implants are often used in place of regular dental implants, as they still provide a great support for dentures, but are less invasive than regular dental implants.
This gives you the security of dental implants, but with the aesthetic appeal of a lower cost for dentures. It really is a win-win situation!
What are the benefits of implant retained dentures?
Here are a few benefits our patients have experienced with implant supported dentures.
- They help to maintain facial structure.
- You can talk without your dentures moving around in your mouth.
- You can eat your favorite foods and enjoy chewing again!
- No need for denture adhesives.
As you can see, if you have lost some of your teeth and are looking to restore your smile with a solution that allows you to look great and enjoy your favorite foods without the cost of regular dental implants, implant retained dentures from our Fairfax dental office may be just what you need!
Are implant supported dentures right for you?
Now that you know a little bit about implant retained dentures offered at our Fairfax dental office, you have to ask yourself, “Is this procedure right for me?” Of course, our friendly team of dentists and staff members will talk to you about the risks and benefits of implant supported dentures and match you with the procedure that is best for you.
If you live in or around the Fairfax area and are looking to fix your smile with dentures or dental implants, we want to hear from you. Please contact our office today!