First, let’s start by explaining what a Denture is, it’s an implant, a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants. A regular denture rests on the gums, and is not supported by implants.
There are two types of implant-supported dentures: bar-retained and ball-retained. In both cases, the denture will be made of an acrylic base that will look like gums. Porcelain or acrylic teeth that look like natural teeth are attached to the base. Both types of dentures need at least two implants for support.
- Bar-retained dentures — A thin metal bar that follows the curve of your jaw is attached to two to five implants that have been placed in your jawbone. Clips or other types of attachments are fitted to the bar, the denture or both. The denture fits over the bar and is securely clipped into place by the attachments.
- Ball-retained dentures (stud-attachment dentures) — Each implant in the jawbone holds a metal attachment that fits into another attachment on the denture. In most cases, the attachments on the implants are ball-shaped (“male” attachments), and they fit into sockets (“female” attachments) on the denture. In some cases, the denture holds the male attachments and the implants hold the female ones.
It is commonly used when a person doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw but has enough bone in the same area to support such an implant.
In the past dentures did not feel exactly the same as natural teeth, that is why at Dental Easy Care every piece is custom made, in order to make every patient gets a natural look and feel more comfortable than ever.
Some of the benefits of replacing missing teeth will help to improve your appearance and self-confidence, getting that amazing smile back.
But remember that without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older, and of course it will make you eat and speak even more comfortably.