Dr. Stacy Moffenbier is a periodontist who works with dental implants in Omaha, NE. Dental implants can be used in a variety of ways, either to replace individual missing teeth, or to hold a set of dentures in place. Implant supported dentures are beneficial to patients because they do not cause many of the unpleasant side effects that can result from traditional dentures. For example, implant supported dentures are held steadily in place by dental implants, forbidding them from slipping out of place and causing difficulty or embarrassment. Also, implant supported dentures promote better oral health because they stimulate the jawbone and gum tissue to prevent deterioration. While implant supported dentures can be used in both the upper and lower jaw, they are most often used in the lower jaw where stability is needed most.
Implant Supported Dentures
Because implant supported dentures are attached to dental implants, Omaha patients have no risk of their dentures loosening or slipping. There is also no need for messy adhesives to hold them in place. Implant supported dentures can be snapped in and out of place at will. This makes cleaning and regular maintenance easy. There are currently two types of implant supported dentures to choose from:
• Bar retained dentures supported by dental implants in Omaha – These require three or more implants be put in place. Then a metal bar that is specially designed to run along your gum line is attached to the implants. The dentures are then secured to the bar using clips or other types of attachment.
• Ball retained dentures supported by dental implants in Omaha – These function by use of a ball and socket method. The dentures are fitted with several sockets that line up with the ball like attachments placed on the implants. These are the most secure form of implant supported dentures.
Implant supported dentures offer many advantages over traditional dentures. For one, they do not slip out of place and cause embarrassment of difficulty. They also promote better jaw health by stimulating bone and tissue. For more information about dental implants in Omaha, contact Dr. Stacy Moffenbier.