Jeffrey J Tibbs DDS PA
The Dental Practice of Dr. Jeffrey J. Tibbs

What is the difference between a denture and an implant-supported denture?

If you have missing teeth and have decided to replace those teeth, congratulations. You are not only enhancing your smile, speech, and dietary choices, but you are also promoting better oral health.

While we offer a variety of tooth replacement options in Winston-Salem, dentures are the most time-tested. They have been around for centuries and have evolved into natural-looking prosthetics that fit and function as intended.

Of course, there are denture varieties:

  • Full dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Implant-supported dentures

Full dentures stand in for complete tooth loss. This means your dentist fashions a custom prosthetic that fits the contours of your mouth.

Partial dentures work for sporadic tooth loss, and your dentist designs a prosthetic that works through clips and the support of adjacent teeth. The prosthetic holds restoring teeth that close or fill your smile gaps.

While both full dentures and partials are removable, implant-supported dentures are fixed to your jaw to prevent slippage and provide added support. To do this, your Winston-Salem dentist surgically implants replacement roots in your jaw—typically four to six—to anchor your denture.

For Dentures in Winston-Salem, Call Our Dental Team

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