Nashville Periodontal Group provides patients with implant supported dentures in Nashville, TN. While traditional dentures are not attached to your mouth and simply rest on the gums, dentures supported by implants are secured to your jawbone to provide maximum stability and comfort. In this type of denture, the dentures can snap in and out of place without the use of paste or adhesives. Implant supported dentures are typically placed in the lower jaw, where stability is needed most, but can also be placed in the upper jaw.
Implant supported dentures are held in place by dental implants. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into your jaw and allowed to fuse with the bone tissue. These implants can only be removed surgically, and so there is no slippage or looseness. Dentures are then attached to these implants and held securely in place. Implant supported dentures do not slip or make embarrassing noise when speaking. Because they are made from titanium, you do not have to worry about decay. Dentures supported by implants also prevent bone loss by interacting with the jaw bone just as natural roots would.
Dentures supported by implants offer a number of benefits to traditional dentures. Whereas regular dentures are known to cause discomfort and inconvenience, implant supported dentures feel like real teeth and are easy to maintain. Because they are anchored within the jawbone, there can be no slippage to cause difficulty or embarrassment. Over time, the gums and bone mass that support dentures begin to dissolve and cause damage to the facial structure. This changes the way your dentures fit. Implant supported dentures act as normal teeth and stimulate bone growth and preserve the facial structure.
Implant supported dentures can be removed easily and conveniently. It is important that you remove them every night for a thorough cleaning. You should clean the attachments periodically as well, to prevent gum disease.
To learn more about implant supported dentures in Nashville, TN, call Nashville Periodontal Group today.