What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?

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Are you tired of using sticky adhesives to keep your dentures in place? Of course, dentures customized to fit your unique mouth shape should stay securely there, but even then, they may still have looseness that causes them to slide when you eat and speak. You can receive dentures that stay in place when you see our dentists for implant-supported dentures.

An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture which attaches over dental implants. There are two major types of implant-supported dentures:

  • Bar-Retained Dentures: This type will have 2-5 implants placed in the jaw bone. A thin, metal bar will attach to the implants, holding clips that fasten to the dentures and keep them in place.
  • Ball-Retained Dentures: The implants in this type will be ball-shaped on top. This ball fits into the sockets inside of the dentures’ base.

We will place implants in your jaw after making sure it is healthy enough to support them. After giving the jaw bone several months to grow around the implants, we create overdentures that snap over the them. You can care for your implant-supported dentures like they are normal dentures and clean your mouth like you did before. Call our office at 828-264-3333 if you would like to learn more about implant-supported dentures.