Traditional dentures sit on top of the gums and can cause bone loss. They may slip and make clicking sounds when you eat and speak. Implant supported dentures are attached to a set of dental implants to create a secure fit, eliminating the chance of slipping and looseness. Patients with these types of dentures do not need to use any adhesives or pastes to keep them in place. Here is a closer look at the different types of implant dentures:
Bar Retained Dentures
With these dentures, three or more dental implants are placed into the jaw bone and metal bars run along the gum line between the implants. The dentures rest on the bars and are attached with metal clips. This creates a secure connection and eliminates discomfort, looseness, and gum irritation associated with traditional dentures.
Ball Retained Dentures
These are also called stud attached dentures and are designed with a ball and socket mechanism. Several sockets on the base of the denture line up with balls that are placed on top of dental implants in the jaw bone. These come together to create a secure fit and do not run the risk of slipping or moving. Furthermore, a comfortable, open palate design can also be created for upper implant supported dentures.
Improve your life with dentures supported by dental implants. For more information about implant supported dentures, schedule a consultation with Dr. Trujillo in Merced, CA today!