Can you Permanently Attach Dental Dentures?

Dentures are one of the most affordable ways to restore your smile if you are missing teeth. These devices consist of false teeth that are attached to a plastic base that keeps it secure in your mouth. Dentures are arguably the best option for those who have lost all or most of their natural teeth.

One common complaint that keeps coming up with people who wear dentures is the fact these devices tend to move around in the patient's mouth while performing tasks like chewing and speaking. This slipping makes it more difficult for the wearer to chew or speak confidently, and it can take some time to adjust.

Fortunately, it is now possible to transform dentures into a stable, permanent solution that securely fits in your mouth. These are known as implant-supported dentures. Those who choose this option have their dentures paired up with a dental implant to guarantee a secure fit. Here is a look at the two common types of implant-supported dentures:

1. Removable implant-supported dentures

People who are missing an entire palate of teeth, often receive full dentures. It is a lot more secure than traditional dentures that are constantly shifting around in your mouth, but these are not permanent solutions for missing teeth.

These devices typically have Snap-on mechanisms that allow the wearer to insert and remove the dentures as he/she pleases. That is the major difference between these devices and permanent dentures. The devices also have the same time-consuming cleaning routines that traditional dentures have.

2. Screw-in implant-supported dentures

Dentures that attach to implants via screws provide additional functionality and support. After installing these devices, the wearer will not be able to remove it as he/she pleases. This gives you a permanent solution that lets you get back to your normal routine.

When you choose permanent dentures, your teeth are always in place so there is never a need to worry about forgetting to insert your device before you head out for the day. This allows you to go back to living the same way before the missing teeth. Cleaning these permanent dentures is also a lot easier since you simply clean them the same way you would clean your permanent teeth. Below are the benefits and disadvantages of the different types of dentures:

Disadvantages of traditional dentures for missing teeth

  • Can be quite uncomfortable
  • Does not always look natural
  • Denture adhesives may contain elements like zinc that can lead to neurologic issues
  • Dentures limit your ability to taste things
  • Dentures can make you self-conscious as you're constantly worrying about them falling out
  • It is difficult to eat certain food while wearing dentures

Advantages of implant supported dentures

  • Preserves your remaining jaw bone tissue
  • Removes the need for dental adhesives
  • More comfortable
  • Makes it easier to chew and speak
  • Easier to clean and maintain

Still trying to figure out what type of dentures are best for you? Contact one of our dentists today to discuss the best options for your particular situation. 

Request a dental appointment here: https://www.tucsonazdentistry.com or call Advanced Family Dentistry at (520) 353-3002 for an appointment in our Tucson dental office.

Recent Posts

Guide To Partial And Complete Dentures

Dentures are a common tooth replacement option and one of the oldest methods available. But did you know that there are two different types of dentures? You can either get partial dentures, which only replace certain teeth, or full dentures, which replace an entire section. Each of these dentures can be done in a few…

What A Restorative Dentist Can Do For Your Smile

A restorative dentist primarily focuses on improving a patient’s oral health and ability to function (e.g., chew food) after damage to teeth and the gums occurs. However, restorative dentistry also offers cosmetic benefits as well. This review discusses the ways in which visiting a restorative dentist can help your smile.Some of the more common restorative…

The History Of All-on-4 Dental Implants

All-on-4® dental implants are an essential part of modern dentistry. The All-on-4 implant procedure allows a full arch of teeth to be replaced by using just four titanium implants strategically placed in the jawbone as opposed to implants for each tooth.While an important breakthrough, the science behind it wasn’t perfected overnight. The procedure is a…

Silver Fillings Vs. White Fillings

After a dentist discovers dental decay, they may fill the removed area with a dental filling. Whether you require a new or replacement dental filling, it’s essential to consider your options. Dental fillings can be composed of several materials, but the two main types are amalgam (silver) and composite (white).While the American Dental Association (ADA)…


Recent Posts

What A Restorative Dentist Can Do For Your Smile

What A Restorative Dentist Can Do For Your Smile

A restorative dentist primarily focuses on improving a patient’s oral health and ability to function (e.g., chew food) after damage to teeth and the gums occurs. However, restorative dentistry also offers cosmetic benefits as well. This review discusses the ways in which visiting a restorative dentist can help your smile.Some of the more common restorative…

The History Of All On   Dental Implants

The History Of All-on-4 Dental Implants

All-on-4® dental implants are an essential part of modern dentistry. The All-on-4 implant procedure allows a full arch of teeth to be replaced by using just four titanium implants strategically placed in the jawbone as opposed to implants for each tooth.While an important breakthrough, the science behind it wasn’t perfected overnight. The procedure is a…