How do I know if I need implant retained dentures?

If you are unable to wear a denture without them.

Some of the conditions that can make it difficult to wear a denture (and therefore implants can help) are:
  • dry mouth
  • very thin bone that doesn't support the denture (speed bump vs pencil)
  • bone that is too short (no height where the denture can grab)
  • a tongue that keeps kicking the denture out
  • can't tolerate having the palate (roof of the mouth) covered

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