Implant-Supported Dentures & Partials

When total tooth loss has occurred the shape of our jawbones can alter over time, which can lead to a reduced ability to chew and a loss in confidence.

Usually, fitting a full denture involves having a prosthetic replacement made for all of the upper or lower teeth. An upper denture is kept in place by the use of adhesive, suction, as well your own muscle control. Lower dentures simply use gravity, suction, and possibly even adhesive, to keep them in place.

A partial denture replaces several missing teeth within a given arch and is usually held in place by a clasp that attaches the denture to some remaining teeth. Regular removal and cleaning is needed to ensure your oral hygiene is not compromised.

Over a course of time, custom-designed full mouth dentures will lose grip and will have to be replaced. Dental implants however can stabilize both partial and full dentures. Multiple dental implants are placed into the jawbone and left to fuse and heal. From there, the denture appliances are screwed into the implants securely and become immovable by the patient.

Dr Hutto fits implant supported full and partial dentures right in our office to help maintain bone volume and facial structure, both are results of tooth loss. Where regular dentures may reposition themselves uncomfortable while eating or speaking, implant-supported dentures are comfortable held in place by the implants, leaving you to smile and live your life to the fullest.

 


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