December 21, 2017

Dentures have helped generations of people restore oral function as well as the appearance of their smile. As helpful as dentures can be, not everyone finds them comfortable. If you struggle with poorly fitting dentures or want to explore your treatment options, then implant supported dentures may be the right solution for you. If you are feeling concerned about enjoying your favorite foods this holiday season, consider making an appointment with Dr. William Walden, dentist in Chandler, AZ, to discuss whether implant supported dentures are right for you.

Dental Implant Technology Helps Denture Users

A dental implant is made of three parts:

  • The post – a small piece of titanium that is mounted in the jaw bone
  • The crown – the visible “tooth” portion
  • The abutment – the point where the post and crown connect

A full denture arch can be supported on just a few implant posts; the abutments join very firmly and provide exceptional support to crowns. The result is a more natural looking alternative to dentures. Many patients find this to be a more comfortable option. What’s more, because the titanium posts keep the jaw bone stimulated, there is none of the bone loss associated with traditional denture use. This means that the denture arch will stay well-fitting and more comfortable for much longer.

Stability and Security

Two big reasons that patients choose to use dentures supported by implants is that this treatment option offers improved stability and security. The denture arch is firmly connected to the titanium posts, so they will not shift or wiggle when you bite and chew. They are highly secure, so you can always feel confident about them when you speak and smile.

Learn more about dental implants today and discover if they are a good treatment option for you; just contact our office and set up an appointment with Dr. Walden.



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