Supported by and attached to your dental implants, an implant-supported denture is a type of over-denture. A traditional denture rests on your gums, and is not supported by implants. Our Old Greenwich general dentist will use dental implant supported dentures when a person doesn’t have any teeth in their jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. A dental implant supported denture has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants. Usually made for the lower jaw, implant-supported dentures work much better there since regular dentures tend to be less stable in the lower jaw area. Normally, a regular denture made to fit an upper jaw is very stable by itself, and doesn’t need the extra support offered by implants. You can, however, get a dental implant supported denture in either the upper or lower jaw.
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There are two types of dental implant supported dentures: ball-retained and bar-retained. In both cases, your denture will be made of an acrylic base that will look like gums. Acrylic or porcelain teeth that look like natural teeth are attached to the acrylic base. Both types of dentures require at least two implants for support. With ball-retained dentures, each implant in the jawbone holds a metal attachment that fits into another attachment on the denture. In most cases, the attachments on the implants are ball-shaped, and they fit into sockets on the denture. Bar-retained dentures have a thin metal bar that follows the curve of your jaw, and is attached to two to five implants that have been placed in your jawbone. Clips, or some other type of attachments, are fitted to the bar, the denture or both. The denture fits over the bar and is clipped securely into place by the attachments.
Our Old Greenwich general dentist recommends that you remove an implant-supported denture daily to clean the denture as well as the gum area. Just as with regular dentures, you should never sleep with the implant-supported dentures at night. We do have some patients at My Creative Dentist who do prefer to have fixed (permanent) crown and bridgework in their mouths that can’t be removed. We certainly take your particular needs and preferences into consideration when suggesting fixed or removable options.
Are some minor imperfections like chips, stains, or gaps blemishing your smile and keeping you from showing it off proudly? What if there was an easy way to fix them up and create a flawless smile like you have always dreamed of? Thanks to our Greenwich cosmetic dentist at My Creative Dentist, there is! Porcelain veneers are some of our most popular cosmetic treatments because they are a wonderful solution for a wide range of dental problems, and they are such an easy option both for doctor and patient. The first step to correcting your dental issues with porcelain veneers is visiting our Greenwich cosmetic dentist for a consultation and examination. We will thoroughly examine and evaluate the current state of your smile in order to determine what would be best for you.
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This is also a great opportunity to ask our Greenwich cosmetic dentist any questions that you have about porcelain veneers. Once it has been decided that you are going to go through with the procedure, we will begin the process of fabricating your veneers so that they fit perfectly to your mouth and look completely natural. The veneers themselves are small strips of porcelain that are shaped and attached to your original teeth in order to give the look of a more perfect smile. Once your veneers are attached, you will be amazed at the drastic change that has taken place. Your new veneers will be very easy to take care of. They are stain resistant and should last at least one year if not longer.
To learn more about porcelain veneers and the other excellent cosmetic services provided by our Greenwich cosmetic dentist at My Creative Dentist, we invite you to browse through our practice’s website and to reach out to us if you have any questions. You can get in touch with us either by giving us a call during our designated hours of operation, or by sending us a quick message using the Contact Us form located on our website. We hope to see you soon at My Creative Dentist so that we can guide you towards the smile of your dreams.
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211 East Putnam Avenue
Cos Cob, Connecticut 06807