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A commonly used type of overdentures, implant-supported dentures are used when a person doesn't have teeth in the jaw but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. They utilize special attachments that snap onto the implants and hold them securely in place by anchoring them to the jawbone. These dentures can either be removable or fixed, depending on the patient’s preference and need.
Some of the benefits of implant-supported dentures include:
- No slipping
- No need for denture adhesive
- Minimal discomfort
- No palate on an upper denture, which improves eating
- Improved ability to chew and speak
To find out if you are a candidate for implant-supported dentures, call Smiles in Joplin today at 417-782-2021 and schedule a consultation.