If you want a more stable tooth replacement than conventional removable dentures and a more affordable option than full-arch dental implants, implant-supported dentures are ideal.
Implant-supported dentures are anchored to your jawbone with two dental implants. They won’t slip, unlike removable dentures that rest on top of the gums with no additional support.
Also called snap-on dentures, implant-supported dentures are stable and will allow you to eat, speak, smile, and interact with others confidently. Please continue reading to learn more, or call our Metairie, LA, dental office to schedule a consultation appointment.
How Implant-Supported Dentures Work
Implant-supported overdentures are ideal for replacing teeth in the lower arch, where removable dentures typically have less support.
Our Metairie, LA, dentist places the implants in your lower jaw at our dental office under local anesthesia, so you remain comfortable. While healing for 4–6 months, the implants fuse with the jawbone, and this process is called osseointegration.
Your dentures are custom-crafted with attachments underneath that snap onto the implants so you can remove them for cleaning.
Are Implant-Supported Dentures for You?
At Oak Family Dental, we also offer the option of dentures supported with 4-6 implants for the ultimate security and stability. If you want to learn more about our implant denture options, please call our Metairie, LA, dental office to schedule an appointment.