Implant-supported dentures are the perfect way to stabilize uncomfortable or loose-fitting dentures, or as an initial tooth placement solution. They provide a stable fit that is completely comfortable and improves the appearance and functionality of your smile.
Implant-supported dentures are held in place with the assistance of carefully placed dental implants. Once the implants are integrated, locator abutments will be attached to the implant. The dentures will snap on the implant for a stable placement that prevents shifting or movement of the denture, boosting your ability to eat, speak and smile confidently.
While there are many benefits and implant-supported denture can provide your mouth in terms of function and esthetics, on major benefit is in the way the implants protect bone health. When a tooth is missing, the bone in the jaw lacks the support i needs to stay healthy. Over time, the bone will begin to deteriorate, which way cause facial muscles to become weak or pose risk to you long-term health. By acting as a direct replacement for the missing tooth root, a dental implant provides the support for your continued bone health.
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