James A. DiPerna, DMD
Amber M.S. Foronda, DMD
David C. Hay, DMD, MPH
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Dental Implants

Implant Retained Dentures And Bridges

Implant Retained Dentures And Bridges

Traditionally, several missing teeth would have been replaced with a removable partial or full denture.

Dentures have to be taken out and soaked at night. During the day, they can also look unnatural and rub painfully. Dentures and partial dentures make it difficult or impossible to eat certain foods.

No More Loose Dentures!

Benefits of an Implant Secured DentureWithout the proper fit, dentures can also be uncomfortable and come loose during speaking or eating. If you currently have dentures, or are considering them, dental implants can provide a more comfortable and healthy alternative.

Dental implants can now be used to anchor partial and full dentures.  This prevents the slipping, irritation, and pain associated with poorly fitting, "floating" partials and dentures. Dental implants also give you the security that your denture will stay in place while speaking or eating.

Dental implants also eliminate the need for denture adhesives. This allows you to enjoy eating the foods you previously avoided. With dental implant support, your dentures can be removable for ease of cleaning, or can be attached to the implants permanently and not removable. A denture that you cannot remove on your own is called a hybrid denture and is depicted in the video below. This type of denture may be periodically removed by your dentist to clean the implants and ensure long term health and stability of your implants.

An Improved Facial Appearance

Natural tooth roots and dental implants are fixed firmly in your jawbone. When you chew, these tooth roots and dental implants stimulate the jawbone and prevent it from shrinking. You may have seen a person who looked prematurely old because their jawbone had shrunken after having their teeth removed and wearing poorly fitting dentures. Dental implants and the dentures that they support help to preserve your jawbone and prevent a shrunken, prematurely old appearance.