Implant Supported Dentures in Tigard, OR

Bar-Retained Dentures

Dr. Sunil Thanik is a periodontist who works with dental implants in Tigard, OR. With dental implants, Tigard residents are given a tooth replacement option without the complications that come with dentures or fixed bridges. With regular dentures, patients will often experience a gradual deterioration of the bone and soft tissue. This is because the dentures simply rest on top of the gums and do not provide stimulation to these areas. Implant supported dentures, however, do provide stimulation and work to preserve the facial structure.
 Implant Supported Dentures in Tigard, OR
 Implant Supported Dentures in Tigard, OR

Because implant supported dentures are rooted in the jawbone by the use of dental implants, there is no risk of slippage or any embarrassing side effects. Patients do not experience difficulty chewing food or speaking clearly. Embarrassing side effects such as slippage, loose fit, and clicking sounds are eliminated. Although implant supported dentures can be placed in either the upper or lower jaw, they are most often place in the lower jaw where stability is most important.

There are currently two types of dentures supported by dental implants in Tigard to choose from:

Bar retained – This type uses a metal bar that is designed to fit the curve of your jaw. The dentures are then secured to the bar using either clips or another form of attachment.

Ball retained – These utilize a ball and socket method for stability. Generally, the dental implants are fitted with ball like attachments to correspond with the sockets found on the dentures. These are usually considered the most stable.

With dentures supported by dental implants, Tigard patients are provided with a secure fit, eliminating any looseness or slippage without requiring use of adhesives. They can be snapped in and out of place at will, making regular maintenance and cleaning easy. Most importantly, however, implant supported dentures provide needed stimulation to the bone and soft tissue, preserving the facial structure and preventing further tooth loss. For more information about dental implants in Tigard, contact Dr. Sunil Thanik today to schedule your consultation.


Dr. Sunil Thanik, located in Tigard, OR, is a Periodontist who services patients from Portland, OR; Lake Oswego, OR; Beaverton, OR; and Tigard, OR. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment.




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