Implant Supported Dentures in Washington D.C. & Alexandria, VA
Implant supported dentures provide a better experience than traditional dentures.
Implant supported dentures offer a number of benefits over traditional dentures. The denture attaches to dental implants placed securely in the bone of the jaw, and eliminate the need for adhesives and paste. Since they can be removable, they are easy to maintain and clean.
Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures
Unlike traditional dentures, implant supported dentures are permanent and are secured into the mouth with a set of dental implants. They can be removed for cleaning, but function just like your real teeth. Benefits of dentures secured by implants include:
- Stability – no “floating” of the denture
- Ability to eat and speak with confidence
- A secure fit that eliminates risk of looseness or slipping
- No clicking sounds
- No discomfort
- Functionality equal to natural teeth
Traditional dentures sit on the top of the gums, don’t prevent bone deterioration, can cause gum irritation, and leave a space that leads to complications. In contrast, implant supported dentures are attached to dental implants with either metal bars or a ball and socket mechanism. They can be removed for regular cleaning or remain fixed, and will function just like your real teeth.
Bar-retained dentures are designed with three or more dental implants that are placed along the jaw bone and connected with a set of metal bars. The dentures are attached to these bars with metal clips to provide a very secure hold.
Ball-retained dentures are designed with a ball and socket mechanism; the top of each supporting implant is fitted with a ball onto which the sockets of the denture can snap down. These allow for an open palate denture.
Implant supported dentures can restore a person’s ability to eat their favorite foods and speak clearly. They also prevent bone loss and provide a more stable denture.
Implant supported bar or ball-retained dentures provide a better experience than traditional dentures. Contact us for an appointment at our Washington D.C. or Alexandria, VA offices.
Dr. Justin Zalewsky, Dr. Michael Hoge, and the Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry team offer a range of periodontal treatment options to the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. area, including residents seeking a periodontist in Annandale, Arlington, Burke, Chevy Chase, Falls Church, Fairfax, and Springfield. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zalewsky or Dr. Hoge, or request your appointment online.