A dental implant fom is a state-of-the-art replacement for a missing tooth. Multiple implants, like the All- on-4 implants available at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, can support a set of dentures.
This post answers the most frequent questions about implant dentures.
The first thing to know is that a fixed implant denture is called an “implant-supported” denture while a removable one is called an “implant-retained” denture.
What Are Implant Dentures?
Like traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures replace missing teeth. The difference is that they are attached to titanium posts which are surgically anchored into the jawbone.
Each post is called an implant. The implant fuses with the surrounding bone structure to create an incredibly stable restoration. These posts are similar to the implants that hold a crown, except instead of a crown, they have a clip that attaches to the denture, partial denture, or metal bar that holds the denture connectors. Implants can be used for both upper and lower dentures.
With All-on-4, patients can get a full set of teeth without having to have multiple surgeries. In fact, the implants can often be placed during a single appointment. When the procedure is finished, patients are left with replacement teeth that look natural, and function that way too.
The All-on-4 system availalbe from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL lets anyone who has lost their teeth get a permenant set of replacements. We also offer a full range of general dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today.