The Dental Center of Granger
12840 SR 23, Granger, IN 46530

How Do Implant-Supported Dentures Work?

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Losing several teeth can make it difficult to smile without embarrassment, and horror stories about dentures falling out or making weird noises may frighten you. Fortunately, you have other options. With an implant-supported denture, you have an alternative that addresses the common problems that most traditional-denture wearers face. An implant-supported denture fastens directly to implants surgically placed into your jawbone. It won’t affect your speech, and no messy adhesive creams or powders are required to keep it in place.

An implant-supported denture is an ideal option for people who don’t have any jaw teeth but have enough healthy jawbone to accommodate the implants safely. Special attachments fasten or snap onto the implant base for a secure fit. These affordable quality dentures are usually created for the lower jaw. Upper dentures rarely require the extra support provided by implants, but if needed, implant-supported dentures can be made for either upper or lower jaws.

There are two types of implant-supported dentures: ball-retained and bar-retained. Both include a gum-colored acrylic base fitted with natural-looking acrylic teeth, and both require a minimum of two implants for proper support.

Bar-retained dentures rely on a thin metal bar attached to implants placed in the jawbone. Either the bar or denture is fitted with fastening devices. When placed over the bar, the denture is secured by the clips or fasteners.

Ball-retained dentures, also called stud-attachment dentures, are held in place by ball-shaped metal parts that attach directly to implants in the jaw. When the balls are aligned with corresponding sockets on the denture, they connect to keep it secure. Both types of implant-supported dentures provide a natural-looking, comfortable solution for missing teeth. Your dentist in Granger can help you decide which type is right for you.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Granger, call The Dental Center of Granger today at (574) 807-0438 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Granger. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Granger, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Granger.

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