Implant supported dentures offer more stability and have greater long term success than traditional removable dentures. As a leading provider of implant dentures in Tampa, FL, Dr. Mark A. Abdoney has heard patients complain of slippage, discomfort, and even irritation associated with wearing traditional dentures. Removable dentures also allow for bone and tissue deterioration over time. This is why we are now offering implant supported dentures for patients in search of a more comfortable or long term solution for tooth loss.
While traditional dentures sit on top of the gums and are sometimes held in place by adhesives, dentures supported by dental implants are attached to your jaw bone. This means that there is greater stability and almost no risk of slippage. There are two main types of implant supported dentures available:
These implant supported dentures use a ball and socket method for stability. In most cases, the implants are fitted with balls at the top that can be snapped into a set of sockets found on the bottom of the dentures. In this way, these dentures are able to perform natural chewing or speaking functions without coming loose.