Ball Attachment Dentures
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Your oral health is dependent on the health and status of your teeth. Missing teeth can create a domino effect of shifting your jaw alignment, creating problems with your speech, atrophy occurring with your bone, and gum tissue and the inability to eat foods that you once enjoyed. American Family Dentistry - Southwind can replace your teeth using implant retained dentures.
There are two types of implant-supported dentures: bar-retained and ball-retained. In both cases, the denture will be made of an acrylic base that will look like gums. Porcelain or acrylic teeth that look like natural teeth are attached to the base.
The simplest option for implant-retained dentures when all of the lower teeth are missing is the ball attachment denture. This system is the placement of two dental implants in your lower jaw that allows you to snap the denture into place. This option is considerably more comfortable than loose dentures and provides a lot of stability. The stability and functionality of the ball attachment denture give patients approximately 60% of what they had with their natural teeth, as opposed to 10% of the functionality of loose dentures.
Benefits of Ball Attachment Dentures
- Higher initial retention compared to other systems
- Easy to clean
- Replacement components identical so easy to replace in case of failure
Call American Family Dentistry - Southwind at 901-624-0440 for a consultation about ball attachment dentures for missing lower teeth.