Conventional dentures are supported on the gums and require gritty adhesives to help keep them in place. One of the best advances in restorative dentistry are dental implants, offering more options for restoring complete smiles. Dental implants can be used in a variety of ways to replace missing teeth, including pairing them with dentures. At Hollon Dental, we offer implant supported dentures for our patients in the Springhill and Mobile, AL, area.
Traditional removable dentures are effective in replacing missing teeth, but they do have drawbacks. Only supported by the gums, dentures can slip out of place, even when using adhesive. Denture wearers may have dentures fall out when laughing or talking, especially if they do not fit correctly. The movement can also be uncomfortable. While dentures are a much better option than living without a full set of teeth, they have limited stability and strength, since they are not secured in place.
With implant-supported dentures, you can resolve most of the issues related to instability and discomfort with conventional dentures. Dental implants not only hold the dentures in place, but they support the dentures instead of the gums. This allows for better functionality when chewing and no worries about the dentures slipping out of place when eating, talking or laughing.
Dental Implant Secured Dentures
Combining dentures with dental implants offers many benefits. Unlike full mouth restorations with dental implants, implant-supported dentures usually only require 4-8 implants for each plate. This requires less bone and is less expensive than a full implant restoration. There are a variety of options available to accommodate different patients. Our experienced restorative dentists, Dr. Robin Hollon and Dr. Adam Forehand, can discuss the best denture and dental implant combination to meet your needs.
If you want a more natural, stable smile restoration option, consider the benefits of implant-supported dentures. Reach out to our team at Hollon Dental to schedule a smile restoration consultation to discuss the different dental implant and denture options available. Contact our office in Mobile, AL, to make your appointment – ask about our financing options to make your new smile fit your budget.