Solid City Smiles periodontists, Dr. Gregg Codelli and Dr. Sadja Gaud, have seen many patients make the switch from dentures to dental implants. The result is almost always positive. Implant supported dentures are snapped into place on top of dental implants. This provides a secure fit and hold, eliminating looseness or slipping without the need for paste or adhesives. Implant supported dentures are designed so that they can be removed for regular cleaning, or you can opt for fixed implant supported dentures, which function as permanent teeth.
Dr. Gregg Codelli and Dr. Sadja Gaud are Atlanta periodontists working with implant supported dentures. Implants provide many advantages over dentures. They are a more natural solution that gives patients more confidence and greater comfort. Dentures often slip around in the wearer’s mouth and make embarrassing sounds when eating or talking. Implants, however, both feel and function like natural teeth. Patients who switch from dentures to implants often report an improvement in their quality of life.
Implant supported dentures provide stimulation to the gums and the jawbone to prevent deterioration. Because implants cannot be removed without surgery, there is no slippage involved. With implant supported dentures, you can eat and speak clearly without any difficulty.
Implant supported dentures are most commonly placed in the lower jaw where stability is needed most. However, they can be also be placed in the upper jaw or both simultaneously.
First, a set of implants needs to be put in place. The dentures are then attached to the implants using clips or attachments and held firmly in place. Implant supported dentures do not require the use of paste or other adhesives. They can also be taken out at will for cleanings and maintenance. Implant supported dentures are a more comfortable and healthy alternative to traditional dentures. Everyday activities such as eating and speaking with friends become less troublesome. Patients seeking more information about implant supported dentures in Atlanta, GA and the surrounding areas, including Sandy Springs, GA, should contact Solid City Smiles today.