How Dental Implants Improve Denture Fit
Advertisements and information about dental implants are popping up on local television and radio shows regularly these days, but if you already have dentures, you may overlook them as something that is not an option for you. Dr. Kyle Kromrey offers edentulous patients an opportunity to enjoy the stability of dental implants without having to replace every tooth with a dental implant.
How Implant-Supported Dentures Work
Implant-supported dentures rely on 2-6 dental implants to lock dentures in place using either a bar lock or ball lock. This stabilizes dentures and makes it possible to eat a greater variety of foods without dentures slipping or falling loose.
You can remove implant-supported dentures at home to clean them and for sleeping.
It is more common to need implant-supported dentures on the lower jaw because the fit is more difficult for many people due to deteriorating bone. Dental implants have the benefit of helping with bone retention.
Some patients also opt for implant-supported dentures on the upper palate for added security and comfort. The denture itself can be smaller, which lends itself to tasting food better.
What Is Done In One™?
Done In One is similar to implant-supported dentures, except that they are a fixed option. Because they are fixed, we can only remove them in the dental office to examine them and make sure they still function properly. For patients who wish to have a stable option 24/7, Done In One™ is a great option.
Some patients want traditional dentures, and our Lake Worth dental office provides those as an option, as well. All of the dentures we create are functional and esthetic. Having a smile you feel proud of can improve your life in many ways – improving self-confidence, dietary options, and being able to speak properly.
Call Palms Dental Care to learn more about completing your smile and replacing missing teeth.