Dental implants are commonly used to replace one or two missing teeth, but when an entire row of teeth is missing, individual implants are not always the best solution. If you are missing several teeth in a row or an entire arch, Fairfax dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban may recommend implant supported dentures. This option provides many of the functional and aesthetic benefits of individual dental implants while allowing for a larger area to receive these reliable restorations.
There are two primary types of implant supported dentures:
- Ball retained, which contain small sockets to which partial dentures can be snapped into
- Bar retained, which contain wire to which entire arches can be secured
Which of these solutions is ideal for your needs will be determined during your initial consultation with our experienced implant dentist.
Implant supported dentures are not the same thing as Strickland Facelift Dentures™ though both can be used to restore strength and beauty to your smile. Dr. Marzban would be happy to discuss the differences between these two options along with their unique benefits during your tooth replacement consultation.
If you are missing one or more teeth and looking for the most effective solution, please contact Fairfax implant dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban today to schedule your initial consultation.