Traditional dentures sit on top of the gums and can cause problems such as bone deterioration and clicking sounds. When you are considering dentures or dental implants to replace missing teeth, talk with Dr. David Rosen, a periodontist in Lexington, MA, about implant supported dentures. This tooth replacement option involves anchoring a set of dentures in the mouth with dental implants. They are most often recommended for the lower jaw, but in some cases can also be used in the upper jaw.
Implant supported dentures are designed to be snapped into place on top of dental implants to create a very secure fit and hold. These do not require any adhesives or pastes. Those that are removable can be taken out for regular cleaning. Dr. Rosen can also provide information about fixed implant supported dentures, which work just like your real teeth and are not removable.
Another option for patients considering dentures or dental implants is the ball retained denture. This is designed with a ball and socket mechanism. The denture base lines up with balls that sit on top of dental implants that have been placed in the jaw bone. The ball and socket design creates a very strong and secure fit, and allows for an open palate denture. These dentures can restore a patient’s ability to eat and speak properly.
Ball-retained dentures, also called stud-attached dentures, function with a ball and socket mechanism. The denture base has several sockets that line up with balls placed on dental implants in the jaw bone. The balls and sockets fit together for an extremely secure fit, allowing for an open palate denture. Ball and socket attachment is even less likely to slip or move, restoring the patient’s ability to eat and speak regularly.
Are you looking for a periodontist in Lexington, MA who provides dentures or dental implants? Set up your consultation with Dr. Rosen today!