Unlike traditional dentures, which can shift, slip, and make it difficult for patients to eat and speak comfortably, dentures over implants provide greater stability, comfort, and a more natural feel.
Dentures over implants are different from regular dentures in the way they’re placed in the mouth. While regular dentures simply rest over the gum and are held in place by an oral adhesive, dentures over implants are fixed to the gum by snapping in to implants that are placed directly into the jawbone. This principal is the same as that used for dental implants, but rather than filling in the gap of one or a few teeth, the entire top and bottom rows of teeth can be replaced. One or several basic surgical procedures are required to fix the implants within the jaw. The whole process can be completed over a six-month period. Once the implants have fully healed and the dentures can be snapped directly into the jaw, as if they were naturally rooted in place.
Dentures over implants can be removed and cleaned just like regular dentures. When they’re snapped into the jaw implants, the result is a much firmer fit that doesn’t impact eating, speaking or daily life the way conventional dentures do.