Implant-supported dentures provide the strength, durability, and health benefits of dental implants with the beautiful aesthetics of a traditional denture. If you are missing most or all of your teeth in the upper or lower jaw, an implant-supported denture can restore dental function and allow you to chew, speak, and smile with confidence.
At Northern Colorado Periodontics, you can undergo dental implant placement with a board-certified periodontist at one of our two conveniently located office in Greeley and Fort Collins, CO. Drs. Leslie J. Paris, Nicholas D. Shumaker and Jessica S. Allen provide comprehensive periodontal and implant care so that you can show off your smile without hesitation.
Traditional vs. Implant-Supported Dentures
While dentures are an affordable way to replace a large number of teeth, there are certain disadvantages to this type of restoration. Because they rest on the gums and rely on suction and dental adhesive to stay in place, dentures often move around in the mouth when patients chew or speak. The resulting lack of security often leaves patients feeling uncomfortable when eating or smiling in social situations. Some patients find dentures affect the way they speak, as well, punctuating their words with clicking and other noises that interfere with conversation.
In contrast, implant-supported dentures are attached to small titanium posts, which are in turn embedded in the jawbone. Consequently, you do not have to worry about your restoration sliding around. Dental implants provide unparalleled stability and security for large restorations, allowing you to move through the world with confidence.