An implant retained denture is a more permanent solution to a removable denture that sits on the gums. It is a great upgrade to a traditional denture if the patient has enough bone to support the implants. There are many options and what is best for you will be determined by various factors. Our Wow smile specialist will talk through the best treatment for you.
There are three types of implant-supported dentures: bar-retained, o-ring retained and ball-retained. In all cases, the denture will be made of an acrylic base that will look like gum. Porcelain or acrylic teeth that look like natural teeth are attached to the base. All three 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.
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