Chomp down on that turkey this Thanksgiving without worrying about your dentures. At Smiles by Design, we know that the holidays can be an anxious time for those with ill-fitting teeth. Dr. Richard Howes, dentist in Livermore, CA can correct the problem with a set of implant supported dentures that replace your older prosthetics.
What are Implant Supported Dentures?
Like a traditional set, implant supported dentures are a prosthetic replacement for your original teeth. Your dentist custom fits your appliances to the shape of your mouth and matches them with the authentic look of your natural teeth.
The difference is the fit. Standard dentures ride on the top of your gum line. Supported dentures snap onto a set of studs securely anchored in your jaw bone. Like your original teeth, they hold firmly in place. They are reliable for chewing without slipping.
Advantages of Implant Supported Dentures
The roots of your natural teeth place tension on your jaw bone. This pressure stimulates the growth of bone cells and keeps your jawline healthy and well defined. When your teeth have been removed, the tissues deteriorate over time.
Your old dentures are a temporary solution at best. Traditional dentures eventually become loose and uncomfortable. You may need to use special pastes and adhesives to keep them from falling out.
Implants resolve many of these issues:
The implant procedure takes time to complete. Dr. Howes must assess the condition of your jaw and design a solution for your unique profile. We use sedation techniques at our office to reduce discomfort for our patients.
In many cases, we successfully replace old worn out dentures with a new set of implants that drastically improve the quality of your life. To get started, contact our office and set up an appointment for a consultation right away.