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Implant-Supported Dentures

Dr. Leo Kituskie is skilled and trained in many different types of tooth replacement options. Sometimes his recommendation might concern implant supported dentures, especially for patients lacking the jaw bone to support a full set of dental implants.

Implant supported dentures come in all shapes and sizes. The most common types include bar retained dentures supported by implants and ball retained dentures supported by implants. Here are the main differences between the two traditional methods:

Bar-Retained Dentures Supported by Implants in Wilmington, DE:

This procedure includes the placement of three or more surgically-installed implants. A metal bar is attached to the gums, which provides a resting place for the dentures. Clips aid the metal bar, providing attachment to the surrounding areas of the mouth.

Ball-Retained Dentures Supported by Implants in Wilmington, DE

Ball-retained dentures fit in the mouth using sockets. The inserts utilize a ball, which becomes the meeting place for the dentures, implants and sockets. This form of implant supported dentures come with less chances for embarrassing movements associated with standard dentures.

Once you have selected which type of dentures supported by implants are right for you, Dr. Kituskie sets a date and moves forward with the procedure. In the days and weeks following the procedure, it will be very important for you to take care of your new dental implants. Always make sure you thoroughly clean your implant supported dentures each night. Do not forget to visit Dr. Kituskie regularly to ensure your mouth is continuing on a healthy path.

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