What are implant-supported dentures?
For people who are missing most or all of their teeth, dentures offer a full set of replacement teeth, restoring important functions like biting, chewing, and speaking. Traditional dentures are held in place largely by suction. For this to work well, they must be crafted exactly to fit the patient’s jaws and gums. Otherwise, the dentures will be uncomfortable, and may also tend to slip out of place during daily life. Dr. Parshin uses advanced imaging with CT scans to craft dentures that fit precisely for each patient.
Dentures can be made more stable and secure by using dental implants to hold them in place. Usually, four to six dental implants in each jaw are necessary to hold a full denture securely, though it’s often preferable to add a few more if possible. A major benefit of implant-supported dentures is that the implants cause the body to retain bone tissue, preventing the loss of jaw and facial structure that often follows tooth loss. In addition, implant-supported dentures are extremely secure, allowing patients to eat and speak as though they had their natural teeth.