There are several types of dentures in the market, each made from different materials and serving different purposes. That’s why it’s important to understand what the benefits of the different types are when deciding on the best type for you. Dentures could be partial or complete, fixed or permanent, depending upon tooth condition.
Implant-supported dentures are a type of denture that is supported by dental implants. Implants are small titanium posts that are screwed directly into the jawbone. Implant supported dentures may be fixed as well as removable.
In contrast, regular dentures use adhesive and mouth muscle strength to stay in place.
WHY IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURE ?
If you are considering implant-supported dentures, it is important to get them placed sooner rather than later. When you lose teeth, the jawbone starts to deteriorate due to long periods of disuse. Implants are most successful when there is sufficient bone density left, so the longer you wait to get them the less the chance to succeed.
BENEFITS OF IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURE
TYPES OF IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES
The number of implants required for denture depends upon the condition of your jawbone. Better the condition, more implants could be put in for more stability. However, in case of compromised jawbone, especially towards the pre-molars and molars, we are left with below options in case of full mouth dentures:
Only after careful evaluation of patient's condition of teeth and jawbone, along with other vital parameters, the specialist dentist decides which of the above approach would be suitable for the case in hand.