Have you lost all or most of your teeth? You may be thinking about getting traditional dentures; they can be quite sturdy and natural-looking. However, did you know that many patients are candidates for an even better solution? Thanks to dental implants in Midtown East, you may be able to enjoy a sturdy, strong smile that lasts for decades.
Traditional dentures rely on natural suction or a mild adhesive to stay secure in the mouth. In contrast, implant-retained dentures are anchored in the mouth via dental implants.
There are basically two types of implant-retained dentures:
Many patients prefer implant-retained dentures rather than traditional dentures for a number of reasons:
Ideal candidates for implant-retained dentures:
If we believe you are a good candidate for dental implants, we will refer you to a trusted oral surgeon who will plan your implant placement procedure. They may need to place six to eight implants at strategic locations throughout your jawbone to provide the support that your new teeth need. However, some patients are candidates for All-on-4 dentures, which, as their name implies, need only four implants to remain secure in the mouth.
After you’ve healed from the placement surgery, you’ll return to Dr. Boyd in Midtown East. We will carefully design your denture, focusing on providing you with a comfortable bite and natural-looking smile. When your permanent denture is ready, we’ll coach you on how you can get used to using it. It won’t be long before you fall in love with your new smile!
Would you like to discover whether implant-retained dentures are a viable way for you to regain your lost smile? Contact Drs. Boyd today to schedule your consultation.