Implant-Supported Dentures in San Antonio
Denture Stabilization With Dental Implants
Implant-supported dentures are one of the many services offered here at Pearl Dentistry in San Antonio. They are a new and improved alternative to traditional dentures. Most of us grew up with the idea that the solution for someone who has lost all their teeth is to get a denture—a removable full arch of false teeth that is held in place only by suction and denture adhesive. However, anyone who has worn a traditional denture for a while becomes very familiar with the many drawbacks of this outdated form of teeth replacement. Dentures easily slip and move, growing increasingly loose over time as they grind down the bone ridge beneath your gums. They cause sores and offer very little in terms of chewing power, requiring a limited diet that likely lacks the foods that are needed to ensure proper nutrition.
Fortunately, Dr. Sri has a far superior option for people who need full-arch teeth replacement: snap-on dentures that are anchored by dental implants. Our patients who have experienced both regular and snap-on dentures resoundingly prefer this solution.
Implant-Supported (Snap-On) Dentures
Snap-on dentures are the most economical option for full-arch teeth replacement using dental implants, and they resolve all the issues people tend to have with traditional dentures.
- Because they are attached to implants, snap-on dentures will not shift or move around in the mouth while you are eating or speaking.
- While traditional dentures accelerate the bone loss that occurs when teeth are missing, snap-on dentures’ dental implants preserve jawbone density.
- Implant-supported dentures will not lose their fit over time or cause sore spots in your mouth.
- Chewing power is significantly increased with snap-on dentures, allowing for a more varied diet.
Dr. Sri places a minimum of two dental implants for a snap-on denture. Each implant has a special connection point at its tip that snaps into a corresponding socket on the denture. This gives the denture the stability it needs to provide the above listed benefits, all while still being easily removable by the wearer for cleaning, etc.