Implant Retained Dentures
Implants replace the root of a tooth and integrate into the jaw and surrounding tissue providing a stable anchor on which a tooth is fabricated. Implants are more stable and feel more like a natural tooth than most types of dentures. They can replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth. Implants are performed under local anesthesia by an Oral Surgeon. The Denturist works in collaboration with the Oral Surgeon for optimal patient care.
- Implant Ball
- The standard and most common configuration for implant retained dentures. Typically, 2 implants are placed and a ball and cap system of retention is used.
- Implant Bar
- Another method of implant retained dentures. The Implant itself is the same as in the ball and cap method except a retention bar is screwed into the implants and the denture is retained by a clip that attaches to the bar.
- Implant Supported Denture
- Several implants are attached to a larger bar and attached in the same method as the bar and clip system.