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Dentures and Partials

NKC DenturesAny person with regular dentures recognizes that consuming a steak or biting into an apple is always risky due to the fact your dentures might slip and slide as they lose their bond to the gums.

The remedy for this is getting the denture mounted on implants in the jaw. Implant-supported dentures lock the denture in position, offering people peace of mind that their dentures are not going to slip when speaking or eating in public.

An implant-supported denture is a kind of denture which is supported by, and attached to, dental implants which are anchored in the jaw. A normal denture rests on the gums and is likely to fit less securely in the mouth. The implants are put into the jaw and attach to the jawbone creating an anchor. If a person has adequate bone in the jaw to allow for implants, an implant-supported denture is superior. This sort of denture has special attachments that snap onto the implants, helping the denture to feel firm and secure.

Patients claim the implant-supported dentures make their life more enjoyable, letting them actually eat caramel at a party and never having to be worried about the dentures sticking together.

Patients generally choose between a fixed or a detachable implant-supported denture. A detachable denture allows the individual to wash the denture easier, whereas a fixed denture is constantly worn in the mouth, permitting the individual to feel like these are actual teeth. Both kinds have their advantages and the needs of the patient can guide North Kansas City Dental in the most effective recommendation.

Implant-supported dentures or partials may bring back normal function and a genuine smile for people who might be missing many or all of their teeth. Contact us today for more information.