What are Implant-Supported Dentures? 

What are Implant Supported Dentures Shreveport LA

If you are missing all of your teeth due to a dental condition or injury, you should think about implant-supported dentures (snap-in dentures) as a type of replacement teeth.

Snap-in dentures are more stable and versatile than traditional dentures, which can slip out of place. They are held in place by dental implants Shreveport dentist, Dr. Ben Kaco places in your jawbone. Typically, Shreveport’s Dentist will use two to four implants. However,  depending on your unique situation, your dentist can place up to ten implants. Once the implants have been placed in your jaw, an implant-retained or implant-supported denture (also known as an overdenture) can be fitted. The overdenture may be fixed in place permanently or removable for cleaning. 

Advantages of Implant Supported Dentures

When compared to traditional Shreveport dentures, snap-in dentures offer several advantages. Let’s look at some of them and how they can assist you in making the best decision for your situation:

  • Snap-in dentures are more stable than traditional dentures.
  • You’re less likely to stutter when speaking.
  • Snap-in dentures help with chewing. People can eat harder and stickier foods. Snap-in dentures fit better and are more comfortable than traditional dentures. 
  • Snap-in dentures reduce the friction on the gums.
  • Many people believe that snap-in dentures look more natural than traditional dentures.
  • Snap-in dentures preserve the jawbone and prevent further bone loss.

How to Look After Snap-In Dentures

Regardless of the type of dentures you choose, maintenance is essential to getting the most out of your investment over time. Our friend and modern dentures Easton PA specialist, Dr. David Mongham explains some denture care tips. If your snap-in dentures haven’t been screwed into place, brush the gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth with a soft-bristled brush every day before wearing them. Before brushing, rinse your dentures to remove any loose food and debris. To remove particles from the surface of the snap-in dentures, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleaner. When you are not wearing your snap-in dentures, you should store them in water until you need them again.

Candidates for Snap-in Dentures

Snap-in dentures can help people who have lost the majority of their teeth due to injury, dental decay, or periodontal disease. This may also be a better option for those who do not wish to deal with the drawbacks of traditional dentures. Contact Shreveport’s Dentist to see if you qualify! 

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