Implant retained dentures are dentures where the denture is held in completely by dental implants. Contrast this approach with implant supported dentures, which use dental implants and your own existing bone to hold the denture in place.
Depending on the number of implants we place, it may be possible to eliminate the need for covering the roof of your mouth with a complete denture. This allows your implant denture or implant bridge to feel more natural, and will give you a better sense of the temperature and flavor of your food. The reason for this is because the palate (roof of your mouth) plays an important role in someones’ sense of taste, and we try to make the palate free of acrylic whenever we can.
With an implant retained denture, your denture will not touching your gums or soft tissue.
The difference between an implant retained denture and an implant retained bridge (a variation of an implant retained denture) is how much soft tissue we have to replace. Sometimes you have lost so much bone that we need more “bulk.” Adding bulk can give your face the right support to look as youthful as possible. This can best be achieved with a implant retained denture that is removable and easy for you to clean. If we don’t need to try and add “bulk” to support your facial features we can often make a full arch bridge that is permanently anchored in.
If you are tired of your dentures moving around or falling out, come in for an appointment so we can meet with you and see how we can help!