Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth. They are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile. In fact, the development and use of implants is one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years. Dental implants are made up of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. They are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth.
Implant Supportive Dentures (Locator Attachment)
An implant- supported denture is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attaches to the implant. This denture is used when an individual doesn’t have any teeth in their jaw, but enough bone to support the implants. The implant –supported denture has special attachments that snap onto the implants attachments. These specifically, are designed for the lower jaw as regular dentures tend to be less stable. Regular dentures rest on the gums and are NOT supported by implants. However, you can receive an implant supported denture on either the upper or lower jaw.
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