Implant Supported Dentures Fairhope
If you are missing several or all of your teeth, implant-supported dentures can solve the challenges you currently face. We all know how much of a pain traditional dentures can often become. This is why Fairhope Cosmetic Dentistry has brought together a team of highly skilled professionals to focus on a more secure approach: implant-supported dentures. Our Fairhope dentists, Dr. James Melton & Dr. James Boles, can give you a new set of beautiful and fully functioning teeth you'll be proud to show off!
The Removable Approach:
Implant Supported Dentures eliminate the slipping, irritation, maintenance, adhesives, and pain associated with “floating” removable dentures. With implant supported dentures, your dentures will “snap” into place causing them to feel much more like natural teeth. Did you know that 80% of a conventional upper denture is only there to provide the suction to hold them in place? This 80%, which includes the palate and a good deal of the peripheral flanges, can be removed when “snap like” attachments are used on dental implants to secure the dentures. This 20% is the cosmetic and “business part” of the denture.
The Fixed Approach:
- Dental implants are placed to replace the missing tooth roots. The implant remains covered underneath the gum for approximately 2-6 months while the bone grows around the titanium.
- The implants are uncovered and abutments are attached, creating the foundation for your new teeth.
- Your new teeth, crafted to the optimal size, shape, color and fit to blend with your facial characteristics, are placed on the abutments, and a conventional fixed bridge is made in the normal way.
The Hybrid Approach:
Alternatively, a “Hybrid” carries all missing teeth and is fixed into place by the dentist. These are never removed and give a most natural feeling of being able to forget about your past history of lost teeth! This is really a life changing experience for our patients.