Implant supported dentures allow you to enjoy the security of implants while spending less. Denture wearers often complain of the shifting and clicking that occurs when speaking. With this anchoring method, dentures are affixed by dental implants. Charlotte, NC periodontist, Dr. Shannon Parsons can use implant supported dentures to give you back the stability you have lost due to weakly adhered dentures.
Dentures Supported by Dental Implants in Charlotte, NC
Dental implants, in Charlotte, are performed at our office. The dental implants placed for your implant supported dentures are made of a titanium post which is implanted into and eventually fuses with the jaw bone. This creates a strong anchor similar to that of your natural tooth root. When integration process is complete, between the jaw bone and your dental implants, Charlotte periodontist, Dr. Parsons will use one of two methods for your implant supported dentures: bar-retained implant supported dentures or ball-retained implant supported dentures.
Bar-Retained Dentures Supported by Dental Implants in Charlotte, NC
These implant supported dentures are anchored by three or more implants that are strategically placed in the gums. A metal bar, spanning the gum line, is then attached to the implants, allowing your dentures to rest on top of the metal bar. Your dentures are then affixed to the metal bar with clips or clasps.
Ball-Retained Dentures Supported by Dental Implants in Charlotte, NC
These implant supported dentures still require the placement of three or more dental implants. However, instead of a metal bar, each implant is fitted with a ball. Each of the balls corresponds to a socket that is fused to the dentures. The implants and the dentures are then snapped together to form a strong bond, keeping your dentures from moving.
Schedule Your Dental Implants in Charlotte, NC
Are you tired of dentures that slip and shift while you talk? Contact our office to learn how implant supported dentures can improve your life. We can schedule your consultation for dentures supported by dental implants in Charlotte, NC today.
Dr. Shannon Parsons, located in Charlotte, NC is a periodontist who serves patients in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area including Mecklenburg, Union, Gaston, Cabarrus, Stanley & Anson counties of NC; and York & Lancaster counties in SC. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!
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