Losing adult teeth can be a frustrating experience. With a loss of permanent teeth, it becomes more difficult to eat, and you may be embarrassed about gaps in your smile.
For some, losing teeth means that the shape and look of their face will change, even taking on a sunken appearance. Without teeth, the bone density of your jaw is often affected. However, all of these negative effects can be mitigated with the use of implant-supported dentures.
Implant-supported dentures have helped thousands of people regain the ability to eat and chew and to feel confident in their smiles once again.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Unlike conventional dentures which can slip and slide in your mouth, implant-supported dentures are attached to tiny implants placed in your jaw. These implants provide a firm anchor for your new dentures. Many patients opt for implant-supported dentures because of the comfort and security they provide.
Initially, we’ll do a comprehensive exam of your mouth and assess your overall health. This will help us to determine the best way to treat your dental issues. We need to make sure that you have sufficient jawbone density to support the implants we’ll be giving you.
If you are a good candidate for implant-supported dentures, we’ll help you begin the process, which begins with the placement of titanium posts in your jawbone.
It takes time for the posts to fuse to your bone and to heal. While you’re healing from your implant surgery, we’ll fit you with temporary dentures, which will allow you to eat and talk normally.
Once that process has been completed, we will bring you back into our office to receive your permanent dentures. These permanent dentures will not slip or click the way traditional dentures can, maintaining your confidence in every social situation.
Call About Implant-Supported Dentures
If you’ve been considering getting dentures, we highly recommend implant-supported dentures and we’d love to discuss this option with you. There are many benefits associated with implant-supported dentures, including the ability to eat a wide variety of foods, a more comfortable fit, and preventing loss of jawbone density.
Give us a call today, and we can schedule your consultation.
Dr. Johnson has always loved assisting others and aspired to be a dentist himself. He started private practice after receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, where he has served the Albuquerque community for almost three decades.
Dr. Johnson's dental team's objective is to instruct, educate, and encourage their dental family to strive for and achieve optimal oral health, as well as to provide valuable, excellent dental care in a warm, friendly, and compassionate atmosphere.
He constantly expands his knowledge through continuing education classes in procedures like Invisalign® and various dental techniques. He and his colleagues work hard to go above and beyond your expectations.