How Do Implant Dentures Work?

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Many people have discovered that a dental implant is an ideal solution for a missing tooth. Some don’t realize, however, that two or more implants can support a full dental arch. Implant-supported dentures are available at The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City.

What Are Implant Dentures?

Like standard dentures, implant-supported dentures replace missing teeth. The difference is that they are attached to titanium posts that have been implanted into the jawbone, where it fuses. A single post can support a single artificial tooth. Multiple posts, strategically placed, can support a set of dentures.

In most cases, implant-supported dentures are made for the patient’s lower jaw. That’s because lower dentures tend to be the most problematic; the uppers are more stable and don’t need the extra support that implants provide.

That said, implant-supported dentures can be made for the upper and lower.

Advantages

Implant-supported dentures have a number of advantages over traditional dentures:

  • More stable. Because they are attached to titanium posts that have fused with the jaw, people have much greater biting and chewing power.
  • Natural in appearance. They look more like natural teeth, and are easier to care for.
  • Built to last. Because they are physically attached to the jaw, implants are long-lasting.
  • Prevents bone recession. With traditional dentures, the bone around missing tooth roots begin to deteriorate. The titanium posts replace some of the tooth roots, so the bone is preserved.

Implant-supported dentures from The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City can transform your life. To find out whether you are a good candidate, please call our office to schedule an appointment today.

Contact The Sugar House Dentist:

385-299-7840

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1955 S 1300 E Ste L2
Salt Lake City, Utah
84105

 

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