Our teeth experience much wear and tear throughout our lifetime. Because of this, we may have discoloration, chipping, or even some missing teeth. When this happens, it can be very inconvenient and is not ideal for our overall health and well-being. An option for keeping your smile intact as you age is to get dental implants. If you are a candidate for dentures, dental implants are most assuredly NOT your grandparents’ dentures and can give you the freedom to eat what you wish when you wish without interference.
How Dental Implants Can Work With Dentures
Our Fairfax implant dentist, Dr. Pamela Marzban, can help you find the most reliable, individual treatment for your oral health care needs. The two primary types of dentures supported by dental implants are:
1) Bar retaining – with this method, dentures are clipped to a bar run between dental implants. Ideal option for full dentures.
2) Ball retaining – this technique allows the balls on the back of your false teeth to be attached to dental implant sockets. Perfect for partial dentures.
With the secure placement which dental implants provide, your dentures look, feel, and function almost better than your natural teeth. The anchoring provided by dental implants gives you a dependable and safe hold. They also prevent jaw shrinkage and allow your dentures to withstand the test of time.