Implant Supported Dentures: A better denture experience

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Due to the natural aging process, many of us lose our teeth and eventually fall into the lifestyle of dealing with dentures. Learning to accommodate the experience of dentures can be very agitating and bothersome. Some lucky few learn to tolerate them, but many unfortunate people have dreadful experiences with dentures.

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dentures are the simple answer. However, the main complaint about dentures is the lack of fixed appeal. The typical use of denture creams can become quite the nightmare and lead to much frustration and discomfort.

The application of dental implants are becoming more and more prominent within the dental world, especially with the average lifespan increasing. Many people don’t realize that you can create a denture to become fixed onto implants to create a more stabilized outcome.

Due to the wide range of services we provide, Kneib Dentistry can treat you throughout the whole process of an implant supported denture, from start to finish. Many people get dragged through the course of going back and forth from an oral surgeon to a prosthodontist to receive the final result of an implant supported denture or “overdenture”.

The most optimal type of overdenture is one which the individual can snap in and out of place for hygienic reasons. It is beneficial to be able to thoroughly clean a denture on a regular basis to keep proper oral hygiene. There are also overdentures that can only be removed with the use of special tools, which typically only the dentist has.

Call us today at 814-838-6354 for a consultation.