Modern dentistry has allowed for the evolution of different technologies, and implant supported dentures are one of them. They are one of the most common ways to replace missing teeth and for good reason. Dental implants have proven to be a great success, and when paired with dentures, they can make for a great tooth…
What Types of Materials Are Used to Make Implant Supported Dentures?
Implant supported dentures are made up of a titanium post (the implants) and a tooth-colored acrylic resin material for the dentures that attach to the implants. This allows for a secure and reliable hold that can last for more than two decades and a beautiful, natural-looking set of replacement teeth that are indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Reviewing the materials used to make implant-supported dentures
It is beneficial to learn more about the types of materials that are used to make implant-supported dentures to understand just how beneficial they can be when compared with alternative teeth replacement solutions. This review takes a closer look at how exactly implant-supported dentures are put together.
The different components of implant-supported dentures
There are three primary components of implant supported dentures. These components are the dental implants, the abutments, and the replacement teeth (dentures). The purpose of the implant is to provide a secure hold for the replacement teeth. The implants essentially serve as the root of the replacement teeth, similar to how the root would support a natural tooth. The abutment connects the implants and the dentures together for added strength. Of course, the dentures are the beautiful pearly whites that the patient can show off each day.
The material of the dental implant
Of course, the part that sets implant supported dentures apart from alternative restorations is the dental implants. Each implant is made up of a titanium-alloy material. This titanium material is essentially the same that is used for implants in other areas of the body (e.g., knee implants). The reason titanium is used is that it fuses together with the natural bone through a process known as osseointegration. This helps ensure it does not come loose or fall out for years as long as the placement procedure is successful.
The material of the dentures
There are different types of dentures the dentist may recommend for implant-supported dentures. However, the most common denture material is acrylic resin. This combines adequate strength with ideal aesthetic properties for a beautiful smile and a set of teeth that are strong enough to withstand the daily pressures of chewing. Alternative denture materials may include porcelain or partial metal.
The benefits of implant-supported dentures
Implant-supported dentures offer much more strength and durability than traditional dentures. This is because they are supported by the implants, which fuse together with the jawbone for a secure and natural hold of the replacement teeth. Implant-supported dentures are also non-removable and easy to care for, whereas traditional dentures require regular removal and constant cleaning to keep them clean and looking great. implant-supported dentures are also fully customizable and can replace a section of teeth or an entire row of teeth.
Learn more about implant-supported dentures during a visit
We encourage you to contact our dental team today if you have multiple missing teeth. We can explain the treatment process for implant-supported dentures in greater detail (along with alternative treatment solutions for you to consider) to help you determine which option is best for your needs and preferences.
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