For this method, Dr. Walden places three or more titanium posts into your jaw. The posts, generally used for dental implants, will integrate with your bone over time, forging a solid bond with the existing bone. A metal bar is then secured to the top of the posts. This bar serves as a base for your dentures which rest upon the bar, preventing them from irritating your gum tissue. Dentures are then attached to the bar with clips or clasps.
For this method, Dr. Walden will also insert titanium posts in your jaw bone though the posts, once integrated with the bone, will be topped with metal studs. These studs, or balls, will function as the base for your dentures, which will be created or retrofitted with corresponding sockets at the location of each ball. Your dentures can then be lined up and snapped into place, delivering a secure hold.
Dentures, while a popular method of tooth replacement, have the disadvantage of instability which can lead to a lack of confidence in social situations. When you are unsure whether your denture adhesive will hold your teeth in place, you are less likely to enjoy eating, speaking, or even laughing with others. If you are a denture wearer, schedule a consultation for implant supported dentures with Dr. William. Here at Walden Dental, we offer two types of denture implants: Bar Retained & Ball Retained.
Denture implants can free you from messy adhesives or poorly functioning pastes which cause dentures to slip or shift in your mouth. In addition, the placement of dental implants can help prevent further loss of bone, stabilizing bone density levels. This replacement can also be easily removed for proper cleaning.