At Penticton Dentures by Design, we offer solutions for clients with dental implants in Penticton. A dental implant retained denture is similar to a regular denture, except that it is supported and attached to dental implants for stability. Today’s implants are root style devices made of titanium that resemble a screw in appearance and are design to be surgically inserted into the jaw bone. This process is more involved than conventional dentures, but it is life-changing for those who use this solution. Patients choosing this option report a greatly enhanced quality of life with increased comfort, confidence and eating ability.
Benefits of Implant Retained Dentures
Several research studies have clearly demonstrated that fixed dental implant solutions, compared to removable dentures, significantly improve quality of life. Some of the benefits are:
Dental implants will allow a person to function without developing any habits to control their dentures. At times, these habits become problematic and can cause other issues such as muscle strain, bruxism (clenching and grinding) and overall tissue sensitivity. The size and shape of dentures can be altered more freely and in most cases the size of dentures can be reduced by 25-30%.