If you have lost teeth, it’s time to consider your options for tooth replacement. You may already be aware of dental bridges, dentures, or dental implants, but have you heard of implant-supported dentures? If not, our team is happy to teach you about securing dentures with dental implants.
Similar to traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures mimic a full arch of teeth, but unlike dentures, they use implants to secure the appliance to your jaw. The goal is to create a comfortable denture appliance that feels and functions like natural teeth.
To create implant-supported dentures, we provide custom-made artificial teeth to fill holes in your smile. The teeth are secured to dental implants screwed into your jawbone, and once in place, they are not removable. Implant-supported dentures offer benefits that other dental restorations can’t, such as not allowing food to become stuck between the appliance and your teeth, preventing the appliance from slipping, and creating a stronger bite force.
Implant-supported dentures fit the needs of some patients more than others, and Dr. Debra Craig will gladly help you determine if they are right for you. Call Harmony Family Dental in Spokane, Washington at 509-467-1562 today to learn more about implant-supported dentures and schedule an consultation with our dentist.