For patients suffering from missing teeth or challenging tooth problems, the Dental Implant specialists at American Dental Excellence have the answer for those seeking long-term results and a beautiful, natural new smile. Dental implants offer our patients non-removable replacement teeth by placing a complete arch of prosthetic teeth on dental implants. They are surgically set in at angles and use the best available bone for support. The implants are comfortable and secure, and patients enjoy a fast recovery.
Our team of professional doctors is specialized in placing implants and making implant supported dentures. An implant-supported denture is a type of over-denture that is supported by and attached to implants. A regular denture rests on the gums, and is not supported by implants.
An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn't have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. An implant-supported denture has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants.
Implant-supported dentures usually are made for the lower jaw because regular dentures tend to be less stable there. Usually, a regular denture made to fit an upper jaw is quite stable on its own and doesn't need the extra support offered by implants. However, you can receive an implant-supported denture in either the upper or lower jaw.
You should remove an implant-supported denture daily to clean the denture and gum area. Just as with regular dentures, you should not sleep with the implant-supported dentures at night. Some people prefer to have fixed (permanent) crown and bridgework in their mouths that can't be removed. Your dentist will consider your particular needs and preferences when suggesting fixed or removable options.
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