Around 90 percent of those who are missing all their teeth choose dentures as their tooth replacement solution, allowing them to restore some normalcy to their lives. However, since dentures simply rest on the gums, they can cause many different complications, including a weak bite, slipping in the mouth, pinching or sores. And nothing is more embarrassing than when you sneeze and your dentures fly out of your mouth! Luckily, there is a solution to loose dentures that utilize just a few modern dental implants. Implant supported dentures can secure your denture to your top and bottom jaw, holding it firmly in place when you need it most, yet allowing you to remove it when necessary.
While we can use dental implants to replace individual missing teeth, those patients who are missing all their teeth find implant supported dentures to be a simpler and more cost-effective method of replacing a full mouth of teeth. Drs. Dustin and Kenneth Rabine are experienced at placing dental implants in the precise location to support dentures effectively. Because of this, we can use as few as two (and typically no more than four) implants to securely hold your denture inside your mouth without any effort on your part. Imagine being able to eat your favorite foods again and never have to worry about your teeth falling out in social situations. Once your implants are in your jaw, we can retrofit your denture to support them.
You will be able to attach the denture to the implants for everyday use and take them out when you need to clean them or sleep. In some cases we can even secure your dentures so that only we can take them out, giving you a smile that is as close to natural teeth as possible. Our patients love this option over traditional dentures because they feel like they no longer have to worry about their teeth. Since the denture rests on the implants, there is no more pressure on the gum tissues, resulting in less pinching and irritation. The dental implants also act like natural tooth roots, stimulating the jawbone and promoting continued growth. This maintains your facial appearance and prevents you from needing to realign or adjust your dentures in the future. With proper care, these implants can last you the rest of your life and you may just need a few repairs done to your dentures over the years.
Our doctors are a father-and-son team and thus work well together in providing our patients with the very best care. The duo has nearly five decades of experience between the two of them and love to see the rejuvenating effects dentistry can bring to someone’s smile and life. We strive to make your visit to our office to replace missing teeth a pleasant experience and offer all the services you may need under one convenient roof. This includes gum disease care, bone grafting and possible tooth extraction necessary to prepare you for your best smile yet! Are you ready to return to a more natural quality of life with a smile you will feel proud to show off?