Secure your Smile with Implant-Supported Dentures
By Our Albuquerque Dentist
If you have ever lost a permanent tooth, you probably already know that a missing tooth or teeth have a big impact. Missing teeth can affect not only your confidence but also your health. Traditional means of resolution call for dentures; however, the more modern and innovative approach is dental implants. But did you know that there is a hybrid between the two? Let Dr. Lafferty be your Albuquerque implant dentist and discover the advantages of implant-supported dentures.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
If you’re a wearer of removable dentures, you’ve probably experienced some of the drawbacks of dentures, including dentures:
•Often slip out while eating or chewing
•Have to soak at night
•Do not help maintain jawbone density and health
•Cover your palate
•Make you feel older than you are
With implant-supported dentures, you’ll be able to enjoy your replacement teeth the way they were meant to be enjoyed.
Here are just some of the benefits:
• Implant-supported dentures are secured by titanium implants for maximum stability
• Implant-supported dentures won’t slip or slide while you’re talking or eating
• You can eat anything you want with implant-supported dentures Implant-supported dentures are only taken out when the dentist removes them for cleaning
• The implant helps maintain jawbone density unlike traditional dentures.
With four implants per arch, you can get implant-supported dentures that don’t cover the palate like traditional dentures. This is important because it allows you to taste food and drink fully again. Many patients feel that with implant-supported dentures, they have gained back all the advantages of natural teeth with the added benefit of no longer having to worry about tooth decay or misalignment.
How are Implant-Supported Dentures Placed?
The first step for any patient interested in implant-supported dentures is a consultation with our Albuquerque implant dentist, Dr. Lafferty. A thorough dental exam will determine whether or not your teeth and gums are healthy enough for implants. If so, the next part of the process is placing the implants.
Dental implants are positioned in your upper and/or lower jaw bone; the bone actually heals around the artificial titanium root for ultimate stability. Unfortunately, you will have to wait a few weeks for the healing process to happen before placing your dentures, but the results are worth the time spent. After your jaw bone has healed and the implants are stable, the dentures are installed directly onto the implants. Implant-supported dentures last for years and require very little maintenance.
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
If you’re ready to enjoy the benefits of implant-supported dentures, schedule your appointment with Dr. Lafferty and our friendly staff today. Dr. Lafferty is an Albuquerque implant dentist who is dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive dental care; when you choose our practice, you’ll be given the personalized dental care that you have been looking for.