The benefits of implant-supported dentures are they offer more stability than a removable prosthetic and are more affordable than All-on-4 or All-on-6 full-arch implant dentures. Implant-supported dentures offered at our Metairie, LA, dental office are also removable by the patient for cleaning.
Removable Implant-Supported Dentures
A traditional dental implant consists of the implant post and a tooth restoration with a piece called an abutment that connects them. With implant-supported dentures, instead of an abutment, nylon O-rings are attached to the implants in the jaw.
The denture is then custom-crafted with corresponding attachments making it easy for the patient to snap them on and off—this is why you will also hear these prosthetics referred to as snap-on dentures.
Easy Care for Removable Implant Dentures
Because implant-supported dentures are removable, you can clean them easily by brushing them with non-abrasive toothpaste. This step removes any biofilm accumulated on the dentures and rids the artificial teeth of any surface stains.
Before you go to sleep, place your appliance in denture solution so it doesn't crack and dry out while it's out of your mouth.
Discover Implant-Supported Dentures in Metairie, LA
Many people don't realize there's an alternative between traditional removable dentures and advanced full-arch implant dentures. At Oak Family Dental, we love giving our patients options, and our dentists would love to evaluate your needs and see if implant-supported dentures are for you.
Please call us to book an appointment so we can get started!