Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures cannot slip off the gums and do not require adhesive to stay in place. They are attached to dental implants and can be removed for cleaning when needed. Dr. Sutton offers implant-supported dentures at his Newport, TN, dental practice to patients seeking the most secure and durable denture option available.
Many patients prefer fixed dentures, as they function just like permanent teeth.
Benefits of Implant-supported Dentures Include:
- Increased Stability
- Minimal Discomfort
- Secure Fit and Hold
- Ability to Speak with Confidence
- No Embarrassing Sounds When Eating and Speaking
Implant-supported Dentures in Sevierville and East Tennessee
Traditional dentures are designed to sit on the top of your gums and over time, this can cause some deterioration of the bone tissue. Many people who wear regular dentures also experience complications such as clicking sounds, discomfort, or a loose fit. Implant supported dentures with Dr. David Sutton work by attaching to a set of dental implants. This creates a much more stable connection and may be placed in the upper or lower jaw. They are attached on top of a set of dental implants and do not require pastes to stay in place. Instead, they are connected with a set of metal bars or a ball and socket mechanism.
Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants are a minimally invasive, affordable dental implant that can provide denture stabilization without the time and costs associated with traditional dental implants.
Typically identical to traditional dental implants, mini implants are smaller in diameter (around 2 millimeters wide) and are used mainly for stabilizing the lower denture. Mini implants are an ideal treatment option for patients who can’t withstand the rigors of full-sized implant surgery, don’t have enough jawbone to support a full-sized implant, or are seeking a more affordable implant option.
The Mini Dental Implant Procedure
Mini implants can be placed in-office using a local anesthesia. In most cases, the procedure can be completed in one office visit and within two hours. The dental implant is inserted into your jawbone using a precise technique. The implant is fitted with a head shaped like a ball. This is where the dentures will anchor in the mouth, snapping firmly in place as they rest on the gum tissue.
Because mini dental implants are less invasive than traditional dental implants, there is a much smaller healing period. Within a few days, you will be able to enjoy your favorite foods and talk with ease. And, because of the snug fit there will no longer be any need for messy pastes or creams!
Dentures supported by dental implants are a more secure alternative to traditional removable dentures. For more information about implant supported dentures in Sevierville and East Tennessee or to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, set up your consultation with Dr. Sutton today!