Implant supported dentures are a type of implant that supports and attach to an overdenture. A conventional denture does not support by an implant, rather it rests on the gums. We use implant dentures when a person is missing all of their teeth, but there is still enough bone in their jaw to support dental implants. Implant dentures have special attachments that snap onto attachments on the dental implants.
Dental implants that support an overdenture will last many years and have several benefitsRequest Appointment
Dental implants that support an overdenture will last many years and have several benefits:
Replace one or more missing teeth.
Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
Restore a patient’s confident smile.
Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
Restore or enhance facial tissues.
Implant supported dentures come in two types: bar-retained and ball-retained. In each case, we make the overdenture out of an acrylic base that looks like gums. Porcelain (and sometimes acrylic) teeth that resemble natural teeth attach to the dental implant. Both denture types need two or more implants for support. Every person has a different shape, and we craft each denture precisely to match them.
This type of denture includes a thin metal bar that follows the curve of a person's jaw and attaches to the dental implants that we place in a patient's jawbone. We fit the denture over the bar and secure it into place by the attachments.
Each implant in person'sjawbone holds a metal attachment that fits into the denture. Most of the time the attachment on the dental implants is ball-shaped ("male" attachments), and they fit into sockets ("female" attachments) on the denture. Sometimes, the denture holds the male attachments, and the implants hold the female ones.
Dental implants are strong, durable and will last many years
Dr. Jason Northcutt is a lifelong resident of Alabama. He graduated from Haleyville High School in 1989 and continued his education at Auburn University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology in 1993. Following Auburn, Dr. Northcutt attended the University of Alabama School of Dentistry from 1994-1997 and completed his dental degree.
He continues to learn more every year through lectures and advanced continuing education classes. Dr. Northcutt is a member of the The American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and the South Baldwin Dental Study Club. He received his Sedation Certification in 2004 from the University of Alabama Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Most of all, Dr. Northcutt brings kindness and understanding to dental medicine, helping to restores patients' confidence, achieve better health and happiness.
Relief from your dental issue and from the anxiety that often accompanies dental problems is at the heart of Robertsdale Dental Care.
Robertsdale Dental Care understands your issue, including the emotions that can surround dental health. We long to offer kindness and comfort to fellow humans. Regardless of what makes you "you," we welcome you here.
Our hygienists and dental assistant staff have an average of 15 years of experience. Including the doctors, we have a combined 236 years of dental health practice.
We recognize and know that many patients experience dental anxiety. We're here to help. We have multiple sedation options to help make sure your experience is enjoyable, and we always communicate what to expect.
Our dental assistant staff and hygienists have an average of 15 years of experience. Including the doctors, we have a combined 236 years of dental health practice.
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