If your dentures are uncomfortable, do not fit well, or move out of place when you talk or eat, implant-supported dentures can resolve your concerns. An implant-supported denture is a denture attached to dental implants—small titanium screws anchored in your jawbone. Your denture will function well and look better than a removable complete denture. At Chattanooga Periodontics and Dental Implants, Dr. Elizabeth Felts Randall and Dr. Charles Felts III are specialists in implant placement for improving your oral health, experience with dentures, and quality of life. We serve Chattanooga and all surrounding communities.
You should consider implant-supported dentures because they are long-lasting and nonremovable, improve function and appearance, and preserve the jawbone.
Studies show that high-quality dental implants can last 20 years or longer. In many cases, they can last a lifetime. Implants give dentures a solid foundation and help them last longer than removable complete dentures that can become fragile because they lack stability.
Also called hybrid dentures, implant-supported dentures are fixed or not removable. Only a dental professional with specialized training can unscrew the denture from the implants. The benefits of non-removable dentures include:
You can use a water flosser to keep the area beneath your hybrid denture clean.
Implant-supported dentures provide better function, comfort, and appearance in these ways:
The roots of natural teeth stimulate and preserve the jawbone, so the bone begins to shrink when all your teeth are missing. Additionally, a denture that rests on your gums accelerates bone resorption. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots with these benefits:
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Dr. Randall or Dr. Felts will perform one surgery and remove any remaining teeth before placing six implants in your jawbone. If bone grafting is necessary, it will be performed in a previous, separate procedure. The process continues with these steps:
Regular visits to your dentist and Dr. Randall or Dr. Felts will support the long-term success of your implant-supported dentures.
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Snap-on dentures are removable, implant-retained dentures. The denture base snaps onto dental implants. Although a snap-on denture is less stable than an implant-supported denture, it is more reliable than a removable complete denture.
Your oral and overall health determine whether you qualify for implant-supported or implant-retained dentures or if traditional dentures are the best option.
After an exam and 3-D x-rays, Dr. Randall or Dr. Felts will explain your treatment options and what you can expect. Schedule a consultation with one of our doctors at Chattanooga Periodontics and Dental Implants at (423) 756-2450 today.